HTC has just taken the veil off the Butterfly 2, newest addition to the Butterfly family. After its One series of premium smartphones, Butterfly is the second best you can get from HTC. It still carries the same premium DNA of HTC phones. And while being premium it also gets top of the line specs to keep the geeks satisfied.
HTC Butterfly 2 comes loaded with Snapdragon 801 processor clocked at 2.5GHz along with 2GB of RAM. And it seems HTC Butterfly 2 will equal the One (M8) in camera department with its 13MP Duo camera, although its without UltraPixel tech. It’ll be able shoot FullHD (1080p) videos at 60 fps. For selfie addicts there’s a 5MP front facing camera as well on HTC Butterfly 2.It’ll boast a 5 inch Full HD Super LCD3 display.
What’s more, HTC Butterfly 2 is even waterproof with IPX5/IPX7 and dustproof with IP5X certification. It also packs BoomSound with dual frontal stereo speakers which HTC claims are 25% louder those on HTC One. But it didn’t mention if it’s louder than M7 or M8. HTC has further collaborated with HARMAN to bring “LiveStage™ Signal Processing Technology”, Digital Signal Processing (DSP) to Butterfly 2. In Japan it’ll come bundled with JBL in-ear headphones, so audiophiles have reasons to buy Butterfly 2. HTC Butterfly 2 has 2700 mAh battery as well.
HTC Butterfly 2 will run the Android KitKat 4.4 along with latest Sense UI 6.
As far as availability is concerned, it’ll go on sale in Taiwan from 2nd September on Chunghwa Telecom in Taiwan. Later it’ll come to Hong Kong on CSL, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. In Japan it’ll be known as HTC J butterfly HTL23 and will be sold on KDDI’s network. There’s no mention of pricing but expect it cost premium for its premium specs and design. It’ll be available in three colors, Rouge, Canvas and Indigo.
HTC Butterfly 2 specifications:
- CPU: Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz, RAM: 2GB
- Memory: 32GB inbuilt, microSD card support
- Display: 5 inch, FullHD, S-LCD3
- Camera: 13MP Duo Camera, 5MP front camera
- OS: Android KitKat 4.4 with Sense UI 6
- Connectivity: 3G/4G LTE/WiMAX2+, dual band WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0
- Battery: 2700 mAh
- Others: BoomSound, Waterproof (IPX5/IPX7), Dustproof (IP5X)
- Colors: Rouge, Canvas and Indigo