Remember the refreshed HTC J Butterfly, announced three weeks ago exclusively for KDDI in Japan? Well, turns out that just like the previous J Butterfly, this one’s fluttering out to international markets, too. HTC has just announced the international availability of the new J Butterfly, which will be known as the HTC Butterfly 2 in the international markets.
The refreshed HTC Butterfly 2 is yet another option for those looking for a premium HTC smartphone that is not made of metal. The Butterfly 2 features a similar design language from last year’s Butterfly, with a similarly striking red colourway as the default choice. It is also waterproof, which is a feature not found on the flagship One M8.
In addition, the Butterfly 2 also packs everything you’d expect from a flagship Android smartphone: Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6 and LTE connectivity. On top of that, the Duo Camera also makes an appearance on the Butterfly 2, but with a slight difference: the main camera is now a 13MP non-UltraPixel sensor instead of the 4MP one in the M8, while the secondary sensor is a 2MP unit. In front, the Butterfly 2 packs a 5MP camera sensor for all things selfie. The Butterfly 2 will also be getting its own Dot View Case.
On top of that, HTC has also collaborated with Harman to feature a unique “LiveStage Signal Processing Technology,” a digital signal processor (DSP) that combined with the exclusively-designed JBL in-ear headphones offer exceptional audio quality.
Most importantly, the HTC Butterfly 2 will be coming to selected Asian markets in the near future, starting with Taiwan on September 2. It will then be made available in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in the coming weeks. No confirmed dates have been mentioned, nor were there any indications on the price. Based on the previous Butterfly though, we can assume it should be priced between the HTC One E8 and the One M8.