We've known that compact 1080p displays were on their way for quite some time, with manufacturers showing them off at shows for the past year. HTC is the first to market with a real product, however, with the announcement of the HTC J Butterfly superphone.
|CPU||Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro APQ8064 1.5GHz quad-core|
|Display||1,920 x 1,080 5in Super LCD 3 FHD|
|Camera||Rear: 8-megapixel + flash, Front: 2.1-megapixel|
|Storage||16GB internal flash + up to 32GB microSDHC Secure|
|Connectivity||WiFi a/b/g/n 2.4/5GHz, Bluetooth 4.0, micro USB|
|Dimensions||143 x 71 x 9.1mm (provisional values)|
|OS||Android 4.1 Jelly Bean|
|Other||IPX5 rated, Beats Audio, Multiple colours, 4G enabled|
The device features a 5 inch 1080p display, which works out at a density of 440 pixels-per-inch, far surpassing even Apple's fabled retina display. At 5 inches, the display may seem too big for some, though bezels do appear to have shrunk again, with provisional figures showing the device to be only 1.1mm wider than the HTC One X, which is neither here nor there given the larger display.
High resolutions are now beginning to be enabled by next-gen processors and the J Butterfly features the increasingly popular Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro, in order to push so many pixels effectively. It's worth noting that other 1080p-friendly processors are beginning to make their way to market, such as Samsung's Exynos 5 series ARM Cortex-A15 dual-core, which has surprisingly made its début in a new Samsung £229 Chromebook.
Another interesting featurette of the new HTC device is an IPX5 rating, which means you can spill a drink, run and tap or squirt a water-gun over the phone without causing water damage (with a few exceptions).