HTC J Butterfly, or known as HTC Droid DNA in western countries, outsold the Apple iPhone 5 the first week it was released in Japanese market, according to a survey of best-selling smartphone conducted by a local carrier.
HTC J Butterfly is the first premium handset to feature full-HD resolution (1,920 x 1,080) display in the world, enveloped in 5" Super LCD 3 screen. It is powered by a quad-core 1.5 GHz Snapdragon S4 Pro processor and running Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Within one week of release from December 10 to 16 in Japan, the J Butterfly quickly emerged on top of the sales charts, beating out the iPhone 5. The J Butterfly finished in sixth place when all handsets sold in Japan over the same period is taken into account. This figure nonetheless indicates that J Butterfly would be a good way for HTC to catch up with other smartphone manufacturer, particularly Samsung.
HTC Butterfly is expected to be launched in Asian market soon. Aside from full-HD display and powerful processor, it also features 2 GB RAM, 8-megapixel camera and 2,020 mAh battery.