The best specialties are constantly being prepared in the kitchen of the HTC restaurant. This Taiwanese master of his craft stirred the spirits about a month ago when he released information about his new impressive smartphone called J Butterfly. HTC J Butterfly is a phone intended for Japan, and as it usually happens, a version intended for the large United States market, which is constantly hungry for such and such devices, soon appeared under the name Droid DNA.
As Europe is an equally important segment of the world market, HTC had to focus on the market on the Old Continent, so it decided to use a device with similar characteristics for Europeans, with the name HTC Deluxe. Whether the name HTC Deluxe rings more in European ears than the previously mentioned two remains to be seen, and what will surely raise more dust is the configuration that this 5-inch device brings.
HTC Deluxe – expectations
The HTC Deluxe is a 5-inch beast coming to Europe. So, HTC Deluxe is still in the phase of “announcement, gossip, whispering, hints” and similar “preparatory” actions before the big premiere that we are all eagerly awaiting. It is also clear why. Such devices are a real treat for all technomancy. Just look at one of the rare photos available and see that the HTC Deluxe looks identical to the HTC J Butterfly and HTC Droid DNA models. The only thing that slightly “stings” the eyes are the standard keys on the bottom of the phone in red, instead of the usual white color.
HTC Deluxe specification
As for the “machinery under the hood”, it is somehow logical that it corresponds to the one from HTC Droid DNA. So, we assume that the HTC Deluxe will have a screen with a resolution of 1080p and a fantastic density of 440 pixels per inch (default Corning Gorilla Glass 2 protection), then with a quad-core processor of 1.5 GHz and Adreno 320 graphics.
The position intended for RAM memory should accommodate 2 GB of memory, on the back of the 8 MP camera with LED lighting and of course video in HD resolution. As with the Droid, the auxiliary camera should have 2 MP, while the connections (LTE, WiFi, NFC, Bluetooth 4.0) should also find a place on the model intended for the European market. There’s also the irreplaceable Beats Audio technology and a minimum of 16GB of internal memory in the hope that HTC won’t overlook the microSD expansion option.
HTC Deluxe and the competition
Taiwanese expect a lot from the HTC Deluxe model. The company has not been blooming lately because the number of sold smartphones has been constantly decreasing in the past few months, and with this model, they are entering the market segment where the Samsung Galaxy Note 2 is already located, which has all the predispositions to manage this field.