HTC formally and officially launched its latest phablet earlier today, and damn, it's something to drool over. Called the Butterfly, this bad boy has some of the best mobile hardware known to man, which makes it another device that deserves the flagship status.
This ain't the first time we've encountered the Butterfly, but we're still in awe by the sheer attention its specs command. We're talking about 1.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, full wireless connectivity via Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, 3G, and even 4G, and 16GB of built-in storage. If we didn't know any better, we'd think we're looking at a desktop CPU!
That's not all. In the imaging department, you've got an 8-megapixel HD camera as well as a 2.1-megapixel shooter up front. And, for eye-candy, the Butterfly comes with a huge 5-inch HD touchscreen—the main reason we're calling it a phablet (or a tabphone)—which is 1080p and has Corning Gorilla Glass for added durability. Despite its display size, HTC managed to keep it slim as the device only measures 9.1mm thick and weighs just 140g. And, before we forget, it runs on the latest version of Android, Jelly Bean.
The Butterfly has actually been available for about a month now locally, although the launch really formalized its entry into the Philippine market. So, again we say "Mabuhay!" to this handheld powerhouse while wishing we'll get to own one, too, since it's not cheap (as expected) at P32,190.