HTC announces the HTC J Butterfly for Japan
HTC’s flagship smartphone lineup just got a little more crowded today with the unveiling of the HTC J Butterfly in Japan. The phone isn’t as visually appealing as the HTC One M9 or the One M9+, but HTC’s engineering team decided to take the best components from those phones and combine them in the J Butterfly.
The HTC J Butterfly features a 5.2-inch Super LCD3 WQHD display, Qualcomm Snapdragon MSM8994 810 SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32Gb of internal storage, microSD slot with support for 200GB cards, 20.2 megapixel DuoCamera supporting 4k video capture, 13 megapixel front-facing camera, front-facing BoomSound speakers with Dolby Audio, high resolution 192kHz/24bit audio through the 3.5mm headphone jack and a 2,700 mAh battery with quick charge support all wrapped up in a waterproof (IPX5 / IPX7) and dustproof (IP5X) polycarbonate shell which measures 73 × 151 × 10.1mm.
The HTC J Butterfly will be available in Rosso (red), Silk (white) and Indigo when it goes on sale in Japan next month. The design of the phone is a cross between older HTC Butterfly variants and the HTC Desire Eye, featuring a thin speaker grill that’s bumped up to the display panel. Surprisingly, the phone does not feature the HTC logo below the display, but the black bezel is still present – presumable to cover the chamber for the BoomSound speaker.
The HTC J Butterfly will most likely hit other markets in Asia as the HTC Butterfly 3 in the coming weeks, but don’t expect the phone to make its way to Europe or North America.