HTC J Butterfly Could Top Apple’s Retina Display with Super-High Pixel Resolution
If you thought it couldn’t get any better than Apple’s own Retina Display technology for the iPhone, think again. The brand new HTC J Butterfly is a phablet that supposedly comes with a full-HD, 5-inch screen that has 1,920 x 1,080 pixel resolution. This never-before seen resolution translates to a density of 440 pixels per inch, which is far greater than the 326 ppi of the iPhone 5’s display.
The iPhone 5 has a 4-inch screen with pixel resolution of 1,136 x 640.
The HTC J Butterfly also has a better quality screen than the Samsung Galaxy Note 2, the newest South Korean phablet in the market. The Galaxy Note 2 sports a 5.5-inch Super AMOLED HD screen with 1,280 x 720 resolution, although its pixel density is a mere 267 ppi. All in all, the J Butterfly’s display contains an excess of 2 million pixels.
Unfortunately, though, the J Butterfly will be an exclusive for Japanese customers, particularly subscribers of the KDDI network. It will be released in December, and at this point, HTC hasn’t mentioned whether versions of the device will be released for customers in the U.S., U.K. and other leading markets outside of Asia.
The J Butterfly’s other specifications aren’t any less impressive – quad-core 1.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor, 2 GB RAM, 8-megapixel rear camera, NFC, 4G LTE support and Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box. Like other HTC phones, it will come with the Image Chip, Beats Audio and the HTC Sense 4+ UI.