HTC expects brisk sales of the water-resistant Butterfly 2 across Asia

HTC expects brisk sales of the water-resistant Butterfly 2 across Asia
Today, HTC is launching the Butterfly 2 in its home country, Taiwan, with plans to release it in other Asian markets pretty soon. 

According to Focus Taiwan, HTC North Asia president Jack Tong said that the company expected “brisk sales” of the new Butterfly. Besides Taiwan, HTC confirmed that the handset would be released in India, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, and Hong Kong. The Butterfly 2 is already available in Japan, where it’s known as the Butterfly J (being a KDDI-exclusive).

Prices for the Butterfly 2 start at around $700 - at least in Taiwan. The smartphone is water-resistant (IP57-certified), and features a 13 MP Duo rear camera. Its body is made out of polycarbonate, but underneath you'll find pretty much the same specs that the all-metal One (M8) is offering, including: a 5-inch 1080p display, BoomSound speakers, 2.3 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 2 GB of RAM, and expandable internal memory. The battery of the new Butterfly is a 2700 mAh one - slightly larger than the 2600 mAh unit that's found inside the One (M8). 

It's still not clear if the HTC Butterfly 2 will be launched in North America and / or Europe. But we'll let you know as soon as we find out anything about this.


source: Focus Taiwan

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Butterfly 2
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2700 mAh(23.9h 3G talk time)

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16 Comments

1. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

3 handsets with the same specs? Guess if they had made M8 a ipxx certified it would have made more SENSE.

2. techperson211

Posts: 1280; Member since: Feb 27, 2014

Xperia handset will just kill this wannabe IP.

7. chocolaking

Posts: 495; Member since: May 22, 2012

These new phone from HTC is stunning!! the look of them is so crispy and nice!

9. JakeLee

Posts: 1021; Member since: Nov 02, 2013

HTC - Help This Company

11. vipervoid123

Posts: 163; Member since: Aug 27, 2013

Nice joke ~

16. LionStone

Posts: 1048; Member since: Dec 10, 2010

Dumb joke~

12. Ashoaib

Posts: 3276; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

better specs than m8 specially 13mp camera, it wil give competition to m8 itself... beside that the design is not bad except those large bezels

3. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

HTC has gotten down to business, making phones that aren't really too different, but address a variety of market segments. Hopefully next year will bring a superb One M9 (or whatever their M8 successor is).

4. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

Will it really look like that?? Gorgeousssss phone no doubt

5. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The aspect ratio of the phone images looks a bit off. But it is a nice looking phone.

10. nebsif

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

yeh, if you miss vintage (2012) bezel ratios

6. fzacek

Posts: 2486; Member since: Jan 26, 2014

Everything is great but its front side looks pretty hideous...

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2193; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

This is the best one, it has a sony camera unlike that omnivision rubbish they usually use.

14. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

Yep, IMX214 inside this, i have seen comparisons with the E8 and the samples sure do look better than the Omnivision sensor.

13. Alex123

Posts: 241; Member since: Oct 17, 2012

Some retailers stop importing HTC products to Cambodia now because its overpriced compared to other OEMs flagship.

15. newbey123

Posts: 700; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Looks like awesome phone. Still prefer the M8, but this is another great option.

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