Will the quad-core HTC 'Zenith' be like the Android powered J Butterfly?

October 22, 2012 at 13:30 GMT | By Darlington Moyo

It feels a bit unnatural to talk about an android device here on WPSF, but we have to make an exception every now and then. Some of you may not be aware that HTC announced a new android powered "Super Phone" a few days ago called the J Butterfly which is only going to be available in Japan. The device comes with a 5-inch 1080p "Super LCD 3" display, a quad-core 1.5GHz processor, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage plus a microSD slot, NFC, LTE and Bluetooth 4.0.

When HTC CEO Peter Chou declared at the official unveiling of their Windows Phone 8 devices that they will now only be concentrating on bringing "hero" phones to the market, we had a little chuckle to ourself, thinking the man was quite delusional. We like the 8S and 8X but don't think they are what one would call "hero phones." It looks like little Mr Chou wasn't talking a load of cobblers after all. Enter the HTC J Butterfly:

HTC was rumoured to be bringing three Windows Phone 8 devices at launch; the "Rio" which turned out to be the 8S, the "Accord" which is now the 8X and the "Zenith." The Zenith was rumoured to feature an unnamed quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon and a 4.7-inch 720p Super LCD 2 display. We know that Windows Phone 8 has been optimised for dual-core processors at this point in time and that is probably why we haven't seen a quad-core Windows Phone 8 device yet. The Zenith probably does exist, but we think it's still in development.

Although we are largely against recycled Android designs finding their way to Windows Phone, if the rumoured "Zenith" turns out to be anything like the J butterfly you wont find us complaining at all. What do you think?

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    Darlington is a self-confessed smartphone junkie. Some are convinced he has a Microsoft tatoo hidden somewhere on his body. When he is not writing about Windows Phone, he is reading about it. Current device » Nokia Lumia 920. Xbox Gamertag » MthOmnia - Add me

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