HTC recently unveiled its new smartphone for Butterfly series- the HTC Butterfly 2, which is also known as the J Butterfly HTL23. It is the third in the series- after HTC Butterfly and HTC Butterfly S. It is launched with the design which is somewhat similar to the One M8 (and the duo camera feature in the back too), with some differences in the specifications.
While discussing about the specs of the HTC Butterfly 2, it features a 5-inch Full HD (1920×1080 pixels) capacitive display, which has a pixel density of 441 ppi. The phone is IPX5/IPX7 certified – which means it is dust proof and water resistant up to 1 meter and 30 minutes. The handset sports a sleek profile with dimensions 145.4 x 70.2 x 10 mm and weighs 151 grams, which is quite heavy. The phone will have 32 GB of internal memory, with an option of expandable storage upto 128 GB via microSD card. It has 2 GB RAM, and for the processing power, there will be a Qualcomm MSM8974AB Snapdragon 801 chipset complied with a Quad-core 2.5 GHz Krait 400, and an Adreno 330 GPU for gaming and graphics. For the photography and videography options, this smartphone will have a Dual 13 MP primary camera (compiled with a 2 MP camera in the top of the main camera, which makes it a duo camera phone too) with autofocus and dual-LED flash which can capture videos upto 1080p @ 30 fps, and a 5 MP secondary camera for video calls and selfies. The juice will be provided by a Non-removable Li-Ion 2700 mAh battery mAh battery, which is claimed to give a talktime of 24 hours in 3G. For the connectivity options, there will be LTE support, InfraRed, microUSB v2.0, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi and NFC. The phone will run on Android 4.4.2 KitKat operating system, and nothing is said about the future updates. The phone will be available in Blue, Red and White color options.
The Butterfly 2 had debuted from Japan, and is expected to launch in Taiwan on September 2. Followed to be released in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand to follow shortly after, it is clear that the phone will be available in major Asian markets, but it is not confirmed whether it will be available elsewhere. It is a plastic phone, unlike the One M8 despite the similar design and dual camera feature. The price is also not yet specified, hence we can’t say anything till now if it’s value for money. Its predecessor didn’t do much well in the major markets, so things go still go either way for the HTC Butterfly 2.