Remember the HTC J Butterfly? It was the original 1080 P smartphone, the very first smartphone to pack a true HD display. The J Butterfly was followed by the HTC Butterfly S and that device is now being followed by what HTC are calling, the HTC Butterfly 2. The device was launched in an event held in Japan earlier today. The smartphone is a cross between the design that we have seen on the HTC M8 or E8 and the previous generation Butterfly devices. You have the large bezels on top and bottom of the device to accommodate the boom sound speakers, delivering 25% louder experience than the M8, and absolutely up to date internals.
The device is not exactly what you would call a beautiful smartphone, but looks to have a solid build. It will be available starting September 2 in Taiwan and then would be made available globally. The device runs KitKat 4.4 out of the box and has a 2 GB of RAM on board with Snapdragon 801 SoC doing its magic with quad core CPUs, each clocked at 2.5 GHz. The phone will be available in variety of colours including white and red.
There is a Dual Camera setup on the rear of the phone just like the M8, though the 4 Ultra Pixel camera here has been replaced by the conventional 13 MP shooter, with a 5 MP front facing camera. The Butterfly 2 will be available in 2 variants, i.e. 16 and 32 GB storage, though you get the Micro SD slot for expandable storage. The battery on board is a 2700 mAh battery. HTC also has claimed that the Butterfly 2 is a water and dust resistant phone with IP 5X and 7X rating, without the need of any doors or port covers. There is little information about the unlocked pricing of the device yet.