The HTC Butterfly 3 has been announced in Japan by KDDI, a local carrier in the Land of the Rising Sun. What makes the Butterfly 3 particularly interesting in comparison to other HTC devices is what’s under it, which include a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor and a QHD display. It makes you wonder if this is HTC’s actual flagship product.
Of course, keeping true to its series, the Butterfly 3 is completely made out of plastic. That being said, it still looks rather premium, although there’s no way to find out (yet) if it would feel cheap to the touch. If the Butterfly 3 had a metal body instead, consumers will probably be more than happy to consider this as HTC’s flagship rather than the HTC One M9 – which is not coming to Malaysia anyway.
In the hardware department, the Butterfly 3 has a very sharp 5.2-inch 2560 × 1440 LCD 3 display, a Snapdragon 810 octa-core processor (which is a little worrisome), 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage that can be further expanded with a microSD, a 20.2MP rear Duo Camera, 13MP front-facing snapper, IP55/IP57 rating, and LTE connectivity. Of course, the Butterfly 3 also has the BoomSound stereo speakers with a more subtle design.
Although the Butterfly 3’s specifications look pretty good so far, there is one point of concern: its 2,700mAh battery that is even smaller than the HTC One M9 and M9+‘s 2,880mAh battery. Chances are, the Butterfly 3 will not be able to outlast these two in terms of battery life.
The HTC Butterfly 3 will be available in Japan in Early June at an undisclosed retail price. Here’s hoping it will make its way to Malaysia in the very near future.