HTC just released the most powerhouse of a smartphone that the company has ever come up with, meet the HTC J Butterfly
HTC is famous worldwide for launching many impressively good smartphones that can compete with top-tier Galaxy smartphones and Apple’s iPhones. No wonder then that anyone may have difficulties with distinguishing which device exactly is the HTC’s recent flagship. Following the HTC One M9, the HTC J Butterfly released this week is no exception here. Hailed the most powerhouse of a smartphone that HTC has ever come up with, the J Butterfly debuts packed with a bunch of high-end premium hardware beating even the One M9.
HTC J Butterfly – the most powerful phone the company ever made
The HTC J Butterfly sports a unibody construction made out of plastic, which may be a great disappointment for all those of us expecting a metal body case. Measuring 151 x 73 x 10.1 mm and weighting 162 g, the smartphone arrives labeled with a water and dust resistant IP55 / IP57 certification tag, which is still a rare feature among HTC smartphones. When it comes to a screen panel, the HTC J Butterfly houses a generous 5.2-inch Super LCD3 Quad HD display.
Going further, the handset is the HTC very first Quad HD smartphone with pixel density of 565 ppi powered by the latest Snapdragon 810 chipset. Both the E9+ and M9+, though sporting the same screen resolution, come with Mediatek chip. Processing capabilities of the HTC J Butterfly are supported by 3GB RAM, whereas storage space is delivered by 32GB built-in storage expandable via microSD cards.
Moving on to the optics, which appears to be the phone’s biggest selling point, the HTC J Butterfly offers its users a really powerful 20.2-megapixel DUO back camera which captures distance data and achieves post-shot selective focus, additionally enhanced by a package of creative effects. What’s more the stunning main camera is also capable to record 2160p videos and comes supported by an equally impressive 13-megapixel front facing shooter, which will surely draw attention of all selfie obsessed. In case it somehow skipped your mind, the same 13-megapixel snapper may be found in the HTC Desire Eye.
Connectivity options are represented by LTE, Wi-Fi and NFC. As for the software, the HTC J Butterfly runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with the HTC’s own Sense 7 UI installed on the top of it. Lights are kept on by a rather poor as for such standards 2,700 mAh battery with quick charging mode. The manufacturer claims that the phone completes charging process in just 110 minutes via an optical AC adapter.
Speaking of the HTC J Butterfly’s availability, listed on Japanese carrier KDDI’s website the device is scheduled to hit the local market in June. The smartphone is available in three color options, you may pick among white, red and indigo blue. All three variants feature a glossy finish on its back. Time will show whether the HTC’s newest handset will spread beyond its home market. However, knowing the fate of its predecessor the HTC Butterfly 2, the J Butterfly’s international premiere is rather doubtful.