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HTC Butterfly 2 appears in press render, hinting international release

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HTC Butterfly 2 appears in press render, hinting international release

The HTC Butterfly 2 will be treading globally, too, it seems, if the latest press render that seeped through is to be believed. Released recently as the J Butterfly only for the Japanese carrier KDDI, the phone will likely make an international cameo as well. This is not a bad idea on HTC's part at all, as the original Droid DNA was the first phone with a 1080p display, and rolled through many other countries as the Butterfly with relative success.

The Butterfly 2 sports the screen and processor specs of the One (M8), but eschews the unibody aluminum chassis for plastic, like in the One E8. That's for a pretty good reason, too, as the Butterfly sequel is said to be waterproof, joining in the ranks of liquid-tight flagships these days. Last, but not least, the phone sports a 13 MP rear camera with a Sony sensor, rather than the 4 MP Duo UltraPixel combo which some show as the main downside of HTC's current flagship.

source: ULeaks (Twitter)

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posted on 12 Aug 2014, 05:37

1. aayupanday (Posts: 520; Member since: 28 Jun 2012)


Shoddy Build Quality just like the Butterfly S.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 05:39

2. manjak (Posts: 9; Member since: 06 Feb 2014)


But we see duo camera on that picture...

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 05:40

3. gigaraga (Posts: 1357; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


Then why does the render have a duo camera? Is it a 13MP duo camera? (Nothing much, except a gimmick, mostly). 1 camera is enuff~

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 06:14 2

5. darkskoliro (Posts: 994; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Second camera for the fastest auto-focusing available for smartphones is a gimmick?

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 06:43 1

6. Wiencon (Posts: 211; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)


Yes it is, as long as image quality of main camera sucks.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 08:20 1

9. darkskoliro (Posts: 994; Member since: 07 May 2012)


So regardless of a good or bad camera, you just don't like fast autofocusing? Ok.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 20:31

12. JC557 (Posts: 1149; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


Why do people who never used the damn thing keep saying that. The larger MP means larger resolution amd can be cropped and some extra details but the 4MP version is far from crappy. The 13MP shooter is from Sony so this should be better than the last iteration and the depth affects are considered generally better than that offered by the GS5 (which those fanboys are becoming worse than Apple fans).

The depth effects are not a gimmick as I can take some interesting shots with it. It could definitely use some more MP but not that much more considering the size of the sensor. And yes I have daily access to a GS5 and iPhone 5s.

A side note: Reviewers also make the camera on the Lumia Icon to be not as good yet when I used it I found it to be quite good and pretty sharp so now I take reviews with a grain of salt.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 17:40 1

10. gigaraga (Posts: 1357; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)


S5 phase detection already as fast as that 'second sensor'. That duo camera is mostly for the 'depth' effects which is pretty gimmicky. Anymore?

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 18:45

11. darkskoliro (Posts: 994; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Its about the results, with less regard of the method used to get there. So what if S5 has autofocus just as fast? Good on isocell. But HTC's method of getting there is through a secondary sensor.
Duo cam is "mostly for the 'depth' effects which is pretty gimmicky". How much you use each feature is entirely up to the user, so you cannot say that the "duo cam is mostly used for depth effects". In fact, if you look at it logically, to get any picture you must be able to focus first. If you take pictures without duo cam, you still have to focus. If you take videos, you still have to focus. If you open the camera app, it will automatically focus. So no, if you were to argue that depth effect was used the most for the secondary sensor, I would say you are wrong.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 23:26

15. 0xFFFF (Posts: 3600; Member since: 16 Apr 2014)


"If you open the camera app, it will automatically focus."

Focuses on what?

If it focuses on what you want to take a picture of, that second camera must be able to read your mind, then.

If this is the case, HTC really did a poor job marketing this "Duo". It should have been called something like "Ultra Psychic Pixel Predictor", or UP³

posted on 13 Aug 2014, 00:02

16. darkskoliro (Posts: 994; Member since: 07 May 2012)


Focus on the object in front of it. I'm confident to say that your smartphone would do the same when you open your camera app.

The second camera I believe has a fixed focus which allows the main camera to refocus between objects faster.

I have no idea what you are basing your rebuttal on. You're making yourself sound like a fool really, what the heck are you on about with reading people's minds? Does your camera not focus on an object in front of it? Perhaps you should send your phone for repairs if that is the case.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 06:01 2

4. itsdeepak4u2000 (Posts: 2768; Member since: 03 Nov 2012)


Now keep the prices right.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 20:33 1

13. JC557 (Posts: 1149; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


And if it gets released stateside it should not be exclusive to Verizon under the droid brand (droid dna).

Though from what I've seen recent prices are decently in line except for the Mini lineup.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 07:48

7. Tritinum (Posts: 231; Member since: 06 May 2014)


I thought butterfly s was butterfly 2

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 20:35 1

14. JC557 (Posts: 1149; Member since: 07 Dec 2011)


I thought it was the Butterfly J (m8) or J Butterfly... The naming scheme is becoming headache inducing.

posted on 12 Aug 2014, 08:07

8. newbey123 (Posts: 446; Member since: 19 Mar 2012)


Looks good so far, should sale well once released.

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