HTC has unveiled a new smartphone, which boast of a higher resolution display than the iPhone 5, just days before Apple’s latest handset goes on sale in Taiwan. The HTC Butterfly features a 5-inch screen with a pixel density of 440 ppi and full 1080p HD resolution, compared to the iPhone 5’s 4-inch screen at 326 ppi at a lower resolution.
“We are confident that HTC Butterfly will set a new example for high-end smartphones,” chief executive Peter Chou said at the launch in Taipei.
The new model, which is slimmer and curvier, is equipped with the latest 1.5 GHz Quad-Core S4 processor that allows users to surf the Internet and stream HD movies to their TV wirelessly at the same time, HTC said.
HTC has also announced a mid-range HTC One SV smartphone in London on tuesday. This phone features a 4.3-inch 480×800 Super LCD-2 display, 1.2GHz dual-core S4 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage (expandable by 32GB), 5-megapixel rear shooter, 1.6-megapixel front camera, 1800mAh battery, NFC and LTE support. This phone will run Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich.
The HTC One SV will be launched on UK operator EE in the coming weeks, with a launch expected in other markets later. HTC has not revealed the price of this device so far and the same will be announced later on. There is no word on India pricing or whether the phone will come to India at all, given the phone seems to be targeted at markets with LTE networks.
HTC has recently unveiled a new series of smartphones as it faces intense competition from Apple and South Korea’s Samsung, and its profits are tumbling in each quarter. HTC and Apple were locked in more than 20 patent lawsuits worldwide until the two firms reached a global patent settlement last month, for the undisclosed amount.