As what we have seen in the last rumor, HTC has officially announced that it is bringing the J Butterfly HTL23 to other regions as Butterfly 2. The Butterfly 2 and the Japan edition are the same in specs, except there won’t be WiMAX2+ or LTE Advance support in the Butterfly 2.
Available in Rouge, Canvas and Indigo color, the HTC Butterfly 2 features a Duo Camera system, and HTC BoomSound with dual front speakers – boosted with JBL LiveStage digital signal processing. According to the official specifications, the Duo Camera is using a 13MP f/2.0 camera sensor as primary camera, additional depth information is recorded simultaneously by a separate camera sensor on top. THe secondary camera sensor should be a 2MP camera sensor, if it is the same as the J Butterfly HTL23.
The additional depth information allows you to have more post-photo editing fun, which includes changing the picture focal point (UFocus) or applying special effects with the built in Foregrounder tool. There is also a dual tone flash LED, plus another 5 megapixel front facing camera. The front facing camera is not only good for selfies with higher resolution, but it is also able to capture Full HD video and HDR photos.
Other hardware specs remain the same. The Butterfly 2 is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad core processor (MSM8974AC), comes with 5-inch Full HD S-LCD3 display, IPX5/IPX7 waterproof, IP5X dust proof, 2GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and microSDXC card slot. It is nice to see the microUSB port and headphone jack are designed without using a water resistant cover to achieve the IP57 protection.
HTC Butterfly 2 specifications:
- OS: Android 4.4.x KitKat
- Size: 145.4 x 70.2 x 9.99 mm
- Weight: 151g
- Display: 5" Full HD SLCD 3
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.5GHz quad core
- RAM: 2GB
- Internal Storage: 16/32GB, MicroSDXC card slot
- Camera: 13MP f/2.0 + 2MP Duo camera, 5MP front facing camera
- Dual tone flash LED
- Connectivity: WiFi a/b/g/n/ac / Bluetooth 4.0 / NFC
- Battery: 2700 mAh
- Talk time: Up to 23.9 hours for 3G
- Standby time: Up to 643 hours for 3G
- Others: Barometer sensor, 4G LTE, Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
Unfortunately, HTC has decided to ship the Butterfly 2 in selected countries. It will be launched first in Taiwan on September 2nd, and then in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Pricing for Butterfly 2, including the J Butterfly HTL23 is not revealed yet.