The folks over at HTC shared the Butterfly unboxing with a few of us media friends some weeks back, and we haven’t gotten it out of our minds, so today’s formal launch of the device for the rest of the consumers couldn’t have come at a better time. The HTC Butterfly is a gorgeous phone that comes in either a clean, smooth white, or the much preferred red, whose shade can best be put across by imagining Iron Man’s suit. The device runs a 5-inch, full-HD (1080×1920) giving it unparalleled clarity at a stunning 441 pixels per inch. It runs Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean with the HTC Sense overlay, and is decked out in a very rich, curved Gorilla Glass 2 front. Under the hood, the Butterfly runs a Quad-core 1.5GHz Krait processor with 2GB of RAM and 16GB of storage. It also comes with a dedicated photo chip, which, together with the 8MP main camera, lets you take the perfect photo each and every time. HTC has also continued its partnership with Beats Audio, so apart from HD clarity, amazing photos and a stunning good looks, the Butterfly gives you unequalled audio to boot.
Members of the HTC team said that since its initial availability just under a month ago, they have been seeing the device fly off shelves at a rate they hadn’t anticipated. Demand has been so great, in fact, that they have had to order additional units from their suppliers in order to make sure everyone that wants one can get one at their nearest HTC dealer. HTC has also mentioned that they are currently in talks with the local telcos to perhaps offer the Butterfly bundled with a phone service, though there is nothing definite at the moment. The Butterfly is now available for PHP 32, 190, and is going fast, so if you want one (and you know you do) you’d better get one now.