HTC is definitely a manufacturer that has its hands full. They don’t only have great ambitions in the hardware sector, but also want to be a strong player in the software field. On one side the company works on developing its software division with Zoe launching scheduled to take place pretty soon. On the other, new press images concerning the HTC Butterfly 2 surface on the Internet.
HTC Butterfly 2 could be an updated international version of the Butterfly J.
The new portion of photos popped on Twitter showing the awaited Butterfly 2. The discussed pics leave no shadow of a doubt that in terms of design the Butterfly 2 will be a strict copy of its Asian-only prototype HTC J Butterfly. What’s more the images reveal that the handset will be launched in the same variety of colors. So, the prospective users may choose among white, red, and blue color schemes.
Going further, the Butterfly 2 will be labeled with the IP57 certificate, which makes the smartphone water and dust resistant. Aside of this, the upcoming device is reportedly said to sport a 5-inch 1080p display, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of the built-in memory that can be easily expanded via microSD cards. The Butterfly will also be powered by the Snapdragon 801 processor, run Android 4.4 Kitkat and support LTE connectivity. Additionally, the handset will house 13-megapixel rear shooter with dual-sensor function and 5-megapixel webcam. Well known dual stereo speakers with JBL LiveStage will be also under the hood. All these parameters make the Butterfly 2 a high-end product.
But, the upcoming debut of the international version of Butterfly J isn’t the only big event in the nearest HTC launching plans. The company Seattle software division known as HTC Creative Labs headed by Drew Bamford is now preparing to launch a new app called Zoe. In case you don’t know, Zoe is a HTC-made video/gallery app that simultaneously captures short video burst and images, which later can be compiled into a 30 second long video material, to which you can add your soundtrack and theme. The app is compatible with the Android system.
Zoe isn’t only a tool for making your unique videos, it is also kind of a social platform which enables other to help you create the video material through adding their own content. Even if all these seem complicated for some of you, don’t worry the company have promised to keep their apps as user-friendly as it is possible. But there is one restriction, since the app will be launched as beta version, Zoe will support only high-end devices.
So far, the counting 260 people HTC Creative Labs group made not only the most astonishing skins for Android devices, but also few pretty good apps and services, so there is no reason to doubt that this time this talented group won’t be successful.
Zoe starts competing with Android apps in the PlayStore later this week. Time will show whether the first own HTC’s video app will gain applause on the mobile app market, opening the company the doors to popularity in the software sector. What’s more Zoe is supposed to be available for non-HTC devices as well. Additionally, the discussed app is only one of the pile of projects on which the company is working. Unfortunately, the other software projects are still much of a mystery, since the company remains mum about their details, fueling our curiosity.