Looks like the HTC Deluxe model name isn’t purely rumor and speculation after all. Months ago, the 5-inch Verizon Wireless phablet/smartphone made by HTC was rumored to be called a “Deluxe” or “DLX”; as it turns out, HTC and Verizon decided to call it the Droid DNA instead. However, the Deluxe brand name will live on, as HTC reportedly plans to release the 1080p device outside of the USA and Japan, where it is known as the J Butterfly.
China is one of the markets that will get to enjoy the Deluxe once it is released; a recent report stated that the HTC Deluxe may launch in China by December.
But how does this device look like? Is it going to be the same device as the American Droid DNA and/or the Japanese J Butterfly?
Internally, there is a good chance it will. But externally, there may be some differences, according to a new share from the increasingly popular (and very reliable) evleaks Twitter account. Except for some very minor tweaks, the Deluxe looks the same as the Droid DNA and J Butterfly. And we’re also assuming the internal specs should remain unchanged.
At this point, there’s no word from HTC as to when the Deluxe would be released internationally. In the US, the Droid DNA looks like a Verizon exclusive for the immediate foreseeable future, but if it’s any consolation, the said device is SIM-unlocked out of the box, meaning that it can be used on AT&T, T-Mobile and international GSM carriers’ networks.Tweet