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HTC Butterfly: 5″ smartphone with 1080p HD viewing (best price at PHP 30,990)

HTC Butterfly Philippines

Finally, HTC has their new 5″ Butterfly available in several concept stores around the Philippines.

The Butterfly is a bit late in the game, with other smartphone manufacturers already making waves with their own 5″ variant. Underground, the Butterfly is touted to directly compete with the iPhone 5 but to be honest this phone really competes with other Android devices sporting 5″ screens and up. The Butterfly’s main selling point is the screen package: protective Corning Gorilla Glass 2 with a crisp 1080p full HD display that does 440 pixels per inch. So yes, it’s vibrant and well protected from drops.

Some Butterfly models tout LTE capabilities but we’re not sure if such units are available here in the Philippines.

HTC Butterfly photo

Specs include:

Android 4.1 Jelly Bean
8MP main camera with 2.1MP front camera
Beats amplifier audio (we’re not sure if HTC includes a pair of Beats earphones since they discontinued this bundle)
1.5 GHz Quad-Core S4 processor
1080p full HD display
440 PPI display

* this devices uses a Micro-SIM

The HTC Butterfly will be available at HTC Concept Stores in MOA, SM North Edsa, Glorietta, Megamall, SM Cebu, and Gaisano Mall Davao. Best price is at PHP 30,990.00. The official SRP is pegged at

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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