HTC has revealed the J Butterfly (HTL23) or HTC Butterfly 2 which is released specifically in Japan is being made available in Asian markets and no news about it release in the American and European market. The device has some amazing specifications compared to its predecessor. It comes with a Quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor having a 5-inch display with 1080 pixels resolution.
HTC Butterfly 2 runs on Android Kitkat 4.4 with Sense 6 UI, the device is made Water Resistant (IPX5 / IPX7) and Dust Resistant (IP5X) body. HTC has tied up with HARMAN for JBL LiveStage Single processing technology to bring out the best audio output and it also comes with JBL in ear headphones for Japan. It also has HTC Boom sound and Dual front facing stereo speakers with built in amplifiers as seen in the HTC one M8.
The camera is a unique feature of the device which has two cameras with a 13 mega pixel primary camera with dual LED Flash, f/2.0, 28mm lens and another camera being a 2 MP on above it which helps in capturing increased depth in an image. There is also a 5MP front facing camera to help capture great selfies.
It has a 2GB RAM with two variants of 16GB and 32GB available which can be expanded to 128 GB using microSD card. It weighs just 151 grams and thickness is just 9.9 mm. It supports 4G LTE out of the box without any update required and has WiFi, GPS, NFC. The device runs on a 2700 mAh battery which is decent enough but for the specifications at offer a battery above 3000mAh would have served better in heavy usage.
It comes in three colors of Red, White and Blue which be made available in Taiwan from September 2nd and also in some countries of Asia like India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Singapore and Thailand.
The device surely an upgrade from the earlier model and has got some features of HTC One M8 but the strategy of not releasing the device in the USA is strange and it might be to increase the curiosity of users, but hope they don’t make it too late as there are Note 4 and iPhone 6 stated to be released in the near future.
The details about the pricing of the device is not yet clear and we will be updating it as we get any update from the manufacturer about the availability and the pricing details.