KDDI and Okinawa Cellular have just unveiled the HTC J Butterfly smartphone. Though the handset is much alike the HTC’s flagship One M8, don’t let the appearance to deceive you, remember the devils is in the details. The newest J Butterfly is water and dust resistant device with hugely improved optics. The J Butterfly is scheduled for official announcement in August 19 during HTC’s Conference in Tokyo.
HTC J Butterfly, an upgrade to HTC One M8?
The updated HTC J Butterfly sports a 5-inch LCD3 full HD display, 2GB RAM, 32GB of built-in storage (and if this massive amount of storage is still too little, don’t worry you can extend it up to even 128 GB through microSD cards) and the Snapdragon 801 processor. The handset is also said to run pre-installed Android 4.4 KitKat. Although all these parameters make the phone strongly resembling the One (M8), there are also some revelations on the J Butterfly’s board.
The phone is said to be equipped with a 13-megapixel rear dual model camera supported by an additional 2-megapixel lens, which, according to the manufacturer, capture depth just like human eyes. The “Duo Effect” technology is also rumored to give you the 3D effect and allows to change focus after taking a photo, so from now on your pictures will be outstandingly sharp and rich in colors. In addition, the phone sports a shooting nice selfies 5-megapixel front-facing sensor. Summing up, the mentioned above optic features are a great improvement in comparison to the One M8’s 4-megapixel duo “Ultrapixel” shooter. Apparently, the HTC don’t want their customers to get bored and tries to add something fresh to the well known product.
Although the optic specs are the major difference in the design of the new Butterfly J, they are not the only one. The J Butterfly’s body gained IPX5 and IPX7 tag, which in other words means that the phone is water and dust resistant.
Going deeper in the phone’s specs, it will support the LTE connectivity in its next gen advanced version with high-speed transmission standard, as well as “WiMax2+” with maximum download speed estimated at 110 Mbps. The built-in JBL audio profile along with the bundled in-ear headphones with high performance aim at giving you vivid sound experience not only during listening to music, but also while watching videos or playing games. The J Butterfly will be powered by 2,700 mAh battery, which is another thing that differs it from the equipped with 2,600 mAh battery One M8.
Furthermore, thanks to the combination of the intuitive UI “HTC Sense” and the “Dot View” case, you don’t even have to open the case to check notifications, which appears to be very convenient, don’t you think? What’s more you can freely choose the phone color since it will be available on the Asian market in variety of colors.
The official premiere of the J Butterfly is confirmed to take place at 2014 HTC Conference in Tokyo on August 19, maybe then we will learn something about the handset’s price tag which as for now is completely unspecified. Although HTC doesn’t mention a word about the J Butterfly’s US release, we may be pretty sure that it will eventually hit shelves of the US retailers following its former version known as the Droid DNA.