Sometime back HTC has launched a smartphone, the J Butteryfly in Japan and now the same smartphone with changed name has been launched for south-asian market, the HTC Butterfly 2. The smartphone has been announced in an event held in Tokyo.
As per design it follows the same design language which we had seen in its flagship phone, HTC One (M8), it has a polycarbonate body at back and glass in front.
If we talk about specs then the HTC Butterfly 2 comes with a 5-inch full HD 1080p display screen, under the hood its powered by a Snapdragon 801 quad-core processor clocked at 2.5GHz along with 2GB of RAM. HTC Butterfly 2 comes in two variant of 16GB and 32GB, it do support microSD card slot so that you can expand memory up to 128GB.
HTC Butterfly 2 is only the second smartphone after the HTC One (M8) which features Duo Camera at the back, this one comes with a 13-megapixel primary camera rather than the UltraPixel camera along with dual LED flash, a smaller camera at the top is there which helps to focus on other objects in the frame. At front you will have a 5-megapixel wide-angle camera.
For connectivity it has 4G LTE (supports Indian networks too), WiFi, Bluetooth. As per software front, the Butterfly 2 runs on Android 4.4.2 KitKat on top of HTC’s Sense 6.0 UI.It houses a 2,700mAh battery, which can provide 23.9 hours of talktime and 643 hours on standby mode which is good. It also features Power Saving Mode, in which it will shut down apps leaving very essential app and it can extend battery life up to two weeks.
HTC Butterfly 2 is IP57 certified, which means it is resistant to water and dust, but what’s interesting is that unlike other IP57-certified devices, HTC Butterfly 2 doesn’t has any flap over its ports, company has left them open. Internally HTC has given “short circuit protection” which makes them resistant to water.
It will be available from September 2 in Taiwan, and thereafter it will be rolled-out to Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. It will be available in white (will have matte finish at back), red and blue (will have glossy finish).