it is hard to ignore a good handset and it is even harder to ignore their sometimes colorful model names. case in point: the HTC Butterfly Smartphone. though looking at its spec sheet, it could very be a smartphone that has both the specs and the name that we can’t look past. from what we heard, Singapore is among the first country to have a confirmed availability date and that’s on the January 26, 2013. boasting a 440ppi 5-inch full HD super LCD 3 display with Corning Gorilla Glass 2, this big handset from the Taiwanese firm is powered by a current hot favorite processor, the 1.5GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, aided by a full 2GB of RAM and with Adreno 320 GPU. other drool-worthy features include Google’s Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, HTC Sense 4+ UI (though this feature is debatable, really), 16GB of internal storage, expandable storage via microSD card slot (up to 32GB), an 8.0-megapixel BSI main camera with 28mm wide-angle lens and 5-level automatic flash, HTC VideoPic for capturing video and stills simultaneously, an 2.1-megapixel front camera with 88-degree ultra-wide angle lens, 1080p video recording, built-in headset amplifier and dedicated ramp for external rear-speaker for crystal clear sound with less distortion, and of course Beats Audio integration. the Butterfly comes fitted with a non-removable 2,020 mAh battery and HTC is offering a free 25GB Dropbox cloud storage for those digital space-hungry users. needless to say, the phone is stuff with today’s usual serving of I/Os, sensors and connectivity such as microUSB (MHL), WiFi, WiFi Direct, DLNA, WiFi Hotspot, Bluetooth 4.0, 4G LTE, A-GPS, accelerometer, gyroscopes, proximity sensor and digital compass. available in Fervor Red and Glamor White from local telcos (specifically, M1 and Starhub) and select authorized resellers with a RRP of, wait for this, 928 SGD or about 757 USD. sounds like an exorbitant amount but think about it: it is will be an SIM-free or unlock handset. further convincing images available after the break.