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.
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.
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.
Packed with the latest HTC Sense 6 experience, HTC Duo Camera for advanced imaging, and an intuitive Motion Launch advanced sensor, the new HTC Butterfly 2 delivers an unparalleled smartphone experience.
“Our consumers always pursue perfection. Therefore, we chose the partner that we know will offer the best smartphones in the market,” said Takashi Tanaka, President, KDDI. “Since the HTC J series was released, it has become the most popular phone in our product portfolio.”
The 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.
“HTC Butterfly 2 follows HTC’s iconic design and globally acclaimed user experience,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. “Its elegant appearance and fantastic performance will certainly provide consumers with the best experience ever.”
The Butterfly 2 comes equipped with the latest HTC BoomSound technology, creating an immersive, powerful, crystal-clear sound with rich tones from bass to treble. Delivering sound that is 25% louder than the HTC One, without compromising quality, HTC Butterfly 2 has dual frontal stereo speakers with a new amplifier, redesigned speaker chambers and a tailored audio profile for a truly high definition experience.
And it gets better – through our collaboration with HARMAN, HTC J butterfly HTL23 / HTC Butterfly 2 handsets feature “LiveStage™ Signal Processing Technology1”, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) and comes bundled with exclusively designed JBL in-ear-headphones in Japan. Designed for high-resolution quality, the headphones let you enjoy vivid sound similar to if you were to hear it in person.
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.