HTC Deluxe Phablet Surfaces in Leaked Images

October 22, 2012, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

A few days ago, HTC unveiled its newest member called J Butterfly. It was the first phablet from HTC and there was no info about when it will hit US. But new images are showing that the device is coming to Verizon and the name of the device has been shifted from ‘J Butterfly’ to ‘HTC DLX’ or the ‘HTC Deluxe’. Is there any truth in the rumored images? Only HTC can answer that.

Meanwhile in Japan, HTC has partnered with KDDI to launch their latest LTE phone in Japan prior to launching it anywhere else. This device has been rumored to be coming for many months and was believed to be dubbed the HTC DLX or HTC Deluxe.

The rumors regarding this device were mostly spot on with the exception of the RAM amount which is still negotiable. The HTC J Butterfly is clearly the Japanese name and branding for this HTC phone and knowing Verizon it will get a rename, as most phones usually do once bound for Verizon. So the intuition of the name Deluxe still breathes. The phone itself will sport a 1080P (1920 x 1080) display, which means that the 5″ phablet will sport a pixel density of 440.58 ppi.

The HTC J Butterfly also sports Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon S4 Pro applications processor, the APQ8064, which is a quad-core processor with Adreno 320 graphics.

Since the APQ8064 is just an applications processor, HTC has also opted to go for Qualcomm’s MDM9615 for data connectivity, which means that it will enable global LTE (including Verizon).

This is the same modem that is found on the iPhone 5. Since it uses the latest Qualcomm chipsets, this also means that the phone will support dual-band 802.11n wireless connectivity which many phones currently lack.

In addition to all that, the phone comes with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of built-in storage. The battery is a bit disappointing with only 2020mAh. The phone will be shipping with Jelly Bean out of the box, making it HTC’s second device to ship with Jelly Bean.

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