Update: HTC mentioned that the Butterfly 3 is not a global product. It is only available in Taiwan and Japan for now.
Looking forward to the HTC Butterfly 3 that was announced for the Japanese market back in May 2015? HTC recently announced an international variant of the Butterfly 3 but if you are not into the Butterfly series, the Taiwanese company also launched an upgraded version of the HTC One M9+ that features a “Supreme Camera”.
First up, the Butterfly 3 is essentially the same as the one we saw 5 months ago. It features a 5.2” QHD LCD 3 display, and is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage that supports microSD cards of up to 2TB. The body is IP57 rated for dust and waterproof.
Camera wise, it has the same 20.2MP f/2.2 Duo Camera at the back with dual-tone LED flash. The front on the other hand has a 13MP f/2.0 shooter on board. Other specs include 2700mAh battery, LTE connectivity, and runs on Android 5.0 Lollipop out of the box with HTC Sense 7.0 on board.
For those who prefer a premium metal build, the Taiwanese company also unveiled a “Supreme Camera” version of the One M9+. Everything is the same as the original HTC One M9+, except that the camera has been upgraded with better features. The Supreme Camera now has a 21MP Duo camera on board with OIS and laser autofocus. HTC says that it can deliver focus speeds as fast as 0.1 seconds.
The rest of the specs remains the same, there’s still a 5.2” QHD display, and it is powered by the same octa-core MediaTek Helio X10 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage. Other specs include UltraPixel front camera, 2840mAh battery, BoomSound front-facing speakers, and fingerprint sensor on the home button.
Both new devices will be sold in Taiwan later in the month, the Butterfly 3 starting from 20 October 2015 from NTD$19,900 (about RM2,657), while the Supreme Camera will be launched on 6 October 2015 for US$630 (about RM2,775).
It looks like the HTC Butterfly 3 is not an international variant. According to Jeff Gordon, Senior Global Online Communications Manager at HTC Corp., “the HTC Butterfly 3 is not a global product”. Sorry for the mistake!