Few days ago we reported about the HTC launching plans concerning the international version of the J Butterfly, also known as the Butterfly 2. Just yesterday, the phone was announced to be launched for the South Asia markets as a plastic covered flagship. Though the official HTC’s press statement reveals all tech specs and design details, the Butterfly 2’s price tag is still unknown.
HTC Butterfly 2 smartphone goes official, will it arrive to the US market?
The successor of the revealed in 2013 J Butterfly, is said to house a 5-inch full HD display with 1080x1920p of resolution and the 2.5 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor paired with 2GB of RAM. The phones will be available in two options: 16GB and 32GB of built-in storage that in both cases can be easily expanded up to even 128GB via microSD cards. It also runs the Android 4.4 operating system out of box.
Speaking of the Butterfly 2 optics, it features a 13-megapixel rear shooter with duo-camera function and dual-LED flash, the same camera specs appeared in the HTC’s earlier 214 product, the HTC One (M8). Additionally, the phone is also equipped with an additional 5-megapixel front-facing camera, which will definitely meet the expectation of the vast majority of the selfie-obsessed.
Going further, the phone supports Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC as well as 3G and 4G LTE connectivity. This said to be water and dust resistant smartphone (the phone received IP57 certificate, which means it can survive 30 minutes in 1 meter deep water) is powered by the 2,700 mAh battery that will allegedly deliver 23.9 hours on 3G and 649 hours on standby mode.
The Butterfly 2 is also equipped with BoomSound technology combined with cleverly camouflaged in black front plastic panel dual sound stereo speakers. And thanks to the manufacturer’s cooperation with Harman, the smartphone sports LiveStage Signal Processing Technology (which as for now is exclusively available in Taiwan, Hong-Kong and Japan as well as Digital Signal Processing. Additionally, to make the experiencing music via the Butterfly 2 even stronger, the phone goes with the Japanese-made JBL earphones.
The new HTC Butterfly 2 goes on sale in white, red and blue color options. It is worth mentioning that the company added a special stain resistance which prevents the phone’s body from being scratched and get nasty irremovable stains. All three body color variants are made of plastic with shinny finishing.
The phone hits Taiwan market on September 2, later it will spread to Hong-Hong, India, Malaysia, Thailand and Singapore. There is still no word if it will be available on the US market, but considering the fact that its TDD and FDD bands don’t click with the majority of US carriers, its US debut calls into question.
source: HTC Blog