HTC has become the latest handset-manufacturer to enter the phablet market, in the shape of the J Butterfly.
Unveiled today, the part-smartphone, part-tablet hybrid is the first-ever gadget to feature a five-inch full HD display and, in another ‘first’, debuts Super LCD 3 technology.
This offers 1,920 x 1,080 pixels resolution, compared with Super LCD 2 screens’ resolution of 1,280 x 720 pixels.
Elsewhere, the J Butterfly’s spec sheet standouts include 4G LTE support for super fast browsing and a might-is-right 1.5GHz quad-core processor to keep things ticking over.
An eight megapixel camera with HD video recording is also on board, as is a secondary two megapixel snapper for video calls and expandable memory of up to 32GB via microSD card.
The J Butterfly runs the latest 4.1 version of Android (Jelly Bean) out of the box and will land in Japan later this year.
Alas, HTC has yet to announce any plans to bring the handset to the UK, but if that changes we'll be sure to let you know.