Hiwave Hi5 5-inch 1080 Butterfly lookalike looks set to launch soon

The Hi-wave Hi5 quad-core, HTC Butterfly lookalike appears to be nearing it’s launch date as a new China Unicom version of the phone has recently been spotted in the wild.

While we have seen the Hi5 in numerous spy photos in the past, this is the first time the 999 Yuan ($160) quad-core, 1080 phone has shown up designed to run on China Unicom’s networks.

The black phone features red highlights and boasts the same overall appearance as the 5-inch HTC Butterfly. Like the HTC phone the Hi5 has a 5-inch FHD display, but is powered by a more cost-effective MT6589 processor, 1GB RAM, 8GB ROM, and comes equipped with a 2 mega-pixel front, 8 mega-pixel rear camera and Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

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Once launched the Hiwave Hi5 will go head to head with tough competition such as the iOcean X7 Youth and entry-level Neo N003.

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  1. Androman
    April 28, 2013

    MTK6589 is not able to drive FHD resolution, just like A31 and Rk3188. The quicker vendors understand that and stay on 720p screens, the better. FHD+ screens require CortexA15 to reach 60fps.

    • Tony
      May 3, 2013

      I play with the zopo 980 yesterday for a couple minutes here in hong kong.
      As far as smoothness go, There’s a clear difference compare to the 5.7″ 720p mtk6589 1g ram model right next to it.
      So you better test b4 you buy any FHD mtk6589 phones to see is the smoothness is what you expected.

  2. April 29, 2013

    looks like a curved tempered glass