HTC announce the Butterfly 2

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HTC have a wide range of devices available worldwide, not all of them are available to us here in the UK. Which is a shame as the HTC Butterfly that they released last year was a bit of a looker. This year they’ve gone and announced its successor the Butterfly 2, no confusing naming conventions here. Apart from the fact they’ve called it several different things.

Allow us to formally introduce you to the newest member in the HTC Butterfly family – the all new “HTC J butterfly HTL23,” available through KDDI in Japan. This beautiful device will also go by the name of “HTC Butterfly 2,” available through Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan, CSL in Hong Kong, and a number of other carriers throughout South Asia.

Spec wise the Butterfly 2 is pretty much the same as the E8 and it makes me wonder when we’ll get to see a cheaper plastic version of the HTC One over here.

– CPU Snapdragon 801, 2.5 GHz, quad-core.
– SIM card nano SIM.
– 16/32 GB internal memory.
– RAM: 2GB
– Micro SD slot for up to 128 GB.
– Dimensions 145.4 × 70.2 × 9.99 mm.
– Weight 151 g.
– Display 5.0 inch, Full HD 1080p.
– Infrared remote control Sound.
– HTC Boomsound Dual frontal stereo speakers.
– Primary camera: 13MP, BSI sensor, f/2.0, 28mm lens + secondary depth capture lense.
– Front camera: 5MP, BSI sensor, with HDR capability, 1080p Full HD video recording.
– Battery 2700mAh.
– IP57 dust and water resistant rated with no port flaps.

As you can see in the image at the top it comes in, red, white or blue. If you want one you’ll need to import it, have fun with that.

Interestingly HTC again haven’t gone with the UltraPixel camera and have spec’d a 13MP camera with the extra depth lense.

he HTC Butterfly 2 puts state-of-the-art photography technology in your hand. The smartphone comes equipped with a Duo Camera that features a 13MP camera, a dual flash, and Full 1080p HD Video Recording, producing incredible images and rich, high-quality video. A 5MP front-facing camera also captures superior quality photos, taking beautiful selfies with ease.

The Duo Camera boasts a depth sensor in addition to the main HTC 13MP camera, capturing detailed depth information from a scene and enabling a range of beautiful and creative effects that allow you to do more with your images than ever before.

Availability is as follows:

HTC Butterfly 2 will be available in the Asian market starting with Taiwan on September 2nd. It will also be sold through major wireless carriers and retailers in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. For more availability information about the HTC J butterfly HTL23, please check with your local carrier in Japan.