Oct 21 AT 6:30 AM Taylor Wimberly 61 Comments

HTC’s Verizon smartphone with 1080p display leaks out


Last week HTC announced the J Butterfly, their first smartphone with a 1080p display, but it was limited to the Japanese market. We mentioned that a similar device with a 1080p display was already in testing at Verizon, and now the first pictures of the phone have been released. The guys from Android Central were able to obtain a couple shots of the rumored HTC DLX in the wild and confirmed it should launch around Thanksgiving.

It appears both of the devices are very similar in the specs department, but the Verizon-bound HTC DLX features the outer stylings of HTC’s One series. The one noticeable spec difference is that Verizon’s version is rumored to include a larger 2500 mAh battery, compared to the 2020 mAh battery found in the Japanese version.

Rumored specs of the HTC DLX include:

  • Android 4.1 Jelly Bean with Sense 4+
  • 5-inch Super LCD 3 display 1920 x 1080 (440 pixels per inch)
  • 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro + MDM9615 modem
  • 16GB of storage, 2GB RAM
  • 8 megapixel camera with a f/2.0 lens, 2.1 megapixel front camera
  • 2500 mAh battery
  • Beats Audio
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC
  • LTE support

Overall, this looks like a pretty exciting release for Verizon fans. It has almost every high-end spec you could hope for, and it could be their best smartphone this holiday season. Hit up the source link for a couple extra pictures and let us know if you plan on buying this device.

Source: Android Central

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  • bb

    Glad they changed that battery.

    • Raptor

      Well…kind of… it’s not 3500 and it’s not removable battery.
      Damn, recently HTC couldn’t get a single phone right.

      Same spec twin bro OPPO FIND 5 looks more appealing and is superslim

      Oppo Find 5 — 6.9 mm
      HTC J Butterfly /HTC DLX — 9.1 mm
      Galaxy Note 2 — 9.65 mm
      Nokia 920 – 10.7mm

      Still i probably will get HTC despite do not like switching from Tmo to Verizon. What is TCO for VZ versus Tmo? Any good single/family plans there?

      • inviolable

        The hell is the Oppo Find 5?

        • masterpfa

          Google is your friend.

      • stenzor

        It doesn’t have a portable nuclear reactor powering it? Definitely not buying.

      • Dan

        For TCO stick with Tmo, Verizon sucks price wise, especially for new people. I’d switch to Tmo but they don’t have the coverage where I need it.

      • brandnew234

        Verizon is the most expensive carrier in the US, but they have the fastest&best LTE coverage in the world, hands down. They also get the best holiday lineup. This year it’s: RAZR HD&Maxx, SGS3, Note II, HTC DLX, &LG has some mid-range device out too.

        • Raptor

          Thanks Brandnew and Dan. Couple years ago AnandTech estimated TCO for ATT and VZ twice as Tmo. Sounds like there are no changes here….

          And i suppose VZ phones are still useless abroad. Any changes and trends here, like optional SIMs or LTE?

          • Mon

            A lot of Droid branded phones on Verizon are Global ready so they can be used abroad

  • Perry H

    S Eh… It still has sense. I don’t care what the specs are, sense will allow out down and make it a pain in the you know what, just to do simple ordinary tasks, without loading screens. The device sounds awesome, heck so did my EVO LTE! And it had been a horrendous experience.

    • guest

      whats wrong with the evo 4glte its pretty fine for me but sprint really needs this phone

    • Hom0ncruse

      final nail in the coffin for HTC

      • BigCiX


      • Nate B.

        I find it being a desperate move, but I don’t know about nail in the coffin. I know it’ll create more problems for HTC. It’ll be harder to update these phones. Each little spec update they come out with has a newer version of Sense just about and different version of Android. Phones are coming out with awesome specs but at the end of the day we need to start looking at the long run. We aren’t the average consumer. We look into specs and details and not the initial looks and get confused that they’re all the same. Build and specs alone you would assume or think this device should be taken care of for at least two years unless updates become really powerful and have some crazy features. But I doubt this device will mean something in 8 months. Just being real in the Android world. Nexus it is. Root helps but painful your not taken care of native. If you were taken care of native, then I think that would help the developer community even more.

    • yankeesusa

      Htc sense is actually one of the best reviewed ui. It gets better ratings than motorola blur, Samsung ui and any otherui out there. Ive used only htc phones for the past 3 years just because of sense. Of course ever since the evo lte evo lte htc has dropped the ball on specs and that’s why I’m getting note 2 next. I would get this phone but i would never switch to Verizon to get it. I’ll stick to the note 2.

      • Nate B.

        I think Samsungs UI could make a good argument it’s better or the best skin you you can get on today’s phone. Maybe not back then but now for sure.

        • ayocuz

          The last phone I used with sense was my sensation although pretty it really did slow down the phone touch wiz is a whole lot better than sense. I’ll even say it’s just as fast as vanilla. Plus with the exclusive features of touch wiz sense just don’t measure up

      • Kevin L.

        Vanilla Android is the only way to go. It’s ridiculous for manufacturers to lock us into their UI, especially with speculation of the Nexus Program. It just means more vanilla options, therefore making people less likely to use any phone that forces its modified version of Android.

        • brandnew234

          Yes, but some people (probably a lot of people) like TouchWiz, or Sense more because TouchWiz has so many extra features it’s ridiculous, and Sense is the most eligant skin for Android I’ve ever seen. For people who want the latest version ASAP, then yes a Nexus is the way to go. But the average consumer doesn’t know s**t about phones, and may not even want to update the OS.

    • Nate B.

      I have to agree. I left Sense a long time ago and it’s not a good visual to me when looking at it.

  • Ardrid

    That phone is an absolute beast. Can’t wait to see it in person. The only way it could honestly be better is with stock Android.

  • alamoe

    Please let it have on screen buttons….please let it have on screen buttons…

    • Rics

      Why? On screen buttons just use up wanted screen real estate.

      • J3R3MY_H

        I disagree. Either the screen has to be shorter to make room for the capacitive buttons or it can be taller to compensate the on-screen buttons.

        On-screen buttons also disappear when watching full-screen video so the capacitive buttons I would argue rob more screen real estate when its needed the most.

      • alamoe

        After using the G Nexus for the past year I just feel on screen buttons are superior in terms of aesthetics and design. I dream of the day when all apps are updated to use the overflow button and all phones use the AOSP navigation bar buttons.

      • kenny

        They are nice but if you have a display like the gnex and are using the full display it leaves a nasty burn in.

    • thejuiceman236

      Unfortunately it has capacitive buttons. Check the Android Central link.

      • alamoe

        Yeah I saw that the J Butterfly did but I was hoping they changed it for the Verizon version. My upgrade is next month and I’ll probably be picking between this and the Note 2, or keeping the upgrade until later.

    • Nate B.

      Have you not seen the photos? It doesn’t have them.

  • MikeG

    5 inch screen! When I heard the rumors of a 5″ HTC device I ignored it, but seriously someone needs to reel in these screen sizes.

    I’m extremely happy with my current 4″ Samsung Captivate, and think that maybe 4.3″ would be my ideal form factor. I’m still strongly considering upgrading to the Nexus 4 when it arrives, but I have to say that I am a bit concerned that the screen is 4.7″. I suppose I’ll just get used to it… but really I can’t see myself holding and carrying around a device bigger than that.

    If the Galaxy S3 Mini had better specs I might consider it, but the carrier bloatware and TouchWiz are big downsides too.

    • Nate B.

      You’ve been using the Captivate for a long time it seems so your used to it. Anything bigger seems or sounds uncomfortable to you. It take a person about a week if that to adapt to things if they try. You’ll realize it’s not that big. I’m sure you’ve seen hear phones in person, but give one a try for personal use if you can. Then go back to a much smaller screen and you’ll think it’s tiny. But I you use a tiny screen for a while you’ll get used to that again as well. You just simply adapt. I’ve been back and forth on phones. I know.

      • Nate B.

        I meant *these not hear. Androidandme needs an edit button.

        • MikeG

          Yes Nate, you are probably right on that, which is why I’m very likely going to take the jump to the Nexus 4. But I still think anything beyond a 4.7″ screen is starting to get monstrous.

          • brandnew234

            It is, but some people are OK with that for the extra screen real estate.

    • kenny

      Its all about the bezel the size of the gnex and the s3 are great if there gonna make the display bigger squeeze it there idk how people are interested in these phablets

  • heat361

    The d stands for deluxe


      Maybe typo? First HTC Jerk, now HTC DIX…whats next??????

  • Abe

    No microsd = no sale

    • BigCiX

      Worse feature on my One X

  • Brian

    If this comes in at $200, I may stay with VZW and nab this phone. I’m assuming that it will be $300 though, Verizon being Verizon. I may still buy it at that price, but I’ll see what the Nexus looks like first.

  • yankeesusa

    If the price is right i think people would choose this over the note 2 but at the same price the note 2 will most likely outsell it. Although the shape and look of this phone beats the note. Htc always has sleek looking phones.

    • Nate B.

      True. Not here what this new Sense does, but if it just a mobile OS on a big screen and no advantages as far as features like the Note II, then the Note II for sure.

  • redraider133

    Good to see they bumped up the battery a little. Will be interesting to see how it holds up with a 5″ 1080p screen and quad core processor. HTC may have a real winner on their hands with this.

  • jamal adam

    Battery size is larger, which is good but I hope that this is not just for Verizon because that would be such a shame.

  • Sid

    Why are they(HTC) being stingy with storage and battery options?! Atleast give the options so people who want higher battery(3000 mah) and storage(32/64GB) can pay extra and buy!

    • Raptor


      Make a Pro version, @#$%% bastards, don’t you see you are moving to bankruptcy? Android users tend to use their smartphones MORE then iPhone morons

      Even OPPO FIND 5 1080p can fit 2500mAh into 6.9mm body but HTC can’t and needs 2.2mm more. ROTFL Do the math, that 2.2mm is enough for 5000 mAh!

  • Louis A

    I wish HTC can make a nexus device. With good specs and nexus os, I think it will be a win win.

  • Nathan D.

    Might be the best phone this year.

  • http://droidsamurai.blogspot.com DroidSamurai

    Specs aside, I feel sorry for HTC. If this is what they are planning to do to win back their market share, they are destined to fail. Why? Brand recognition does not come in one day. It took Samsung multiple years to associate the word “Galaxy” with its phones. Look at LG, even though most of their phones suck, you find the word “Optimus” in almost all their Android products. Back to HTC, where the heck is the “One”? The J Butterfly is probably the first 1080p smartphone, and it’s the best chance to associate it with their flagship product line. Why is it called “J” “Butterfly”? Neither of them seems to be something they can reuse in the future (frankly, “One” isn’t any better, but they already spent money on marketing it.)

    • clocinnorcal

      The irony is that they announced last year sometime that they were going to consolidate their brand into fewer products. Seems that they are doing what they were doing originally, making slightly bumped spec devices every few months. I really like HTC, but they better figure out a better marketing plan soon.

    • veracu

      word. the evo is on sprint. one series on att, and minor on t-mo. i wouldn’t doubt if carrier wars cause the split. verizon just seems to get some spin-off. but excellent point on all points.

  • revs

    will get this over note 2 if on t mob
    sense is wayyy better than touch wiz

    • Paul Atreides

      Nice try, maybe in 2010.

  • Paul Atreides

    This must be the Rezound’s brother, the Rezilience.

  • Mike S

    I’m definitely in! HTC all the way.

  • Richard Yarrell

    I love me some dix

  • Richard Yarrell

    Opps DLX hehe

  • d4whatver82

    I’m tired of the look of the one series. Even though I hate the name Jbutterfly, those phones were beauties, and I hope they come to tmobile. Especially the red/black black/red variants

  • veracu

    haven’t found better radios than htc radios; they’re just solid. builds have felt better to me than samsung too. but having owned a couple htc’s and now the toro nexus, it’ll take one hell of a device to get me to drop the hope of a future verizon nexus.


    moi jai achete htc verizon mais je ne regrette pa seulement que la batterie me fatigue tout jour donc si jalmais on pouvait voir l’aspect dev la batterie