HTC's J Butterfly is official in Japan, its most spec'd-out phone ever: SD 810, 20MP Duo camera, QHD display


Combining features from both the HTC One M9 and its spinoff, the One M9+, HTC's newest device is certainly the most potent powerhouse of a smartphone the company has ever come up with - the HTC J Butterfly (HTV31). The handset will be exclusively sold by one of Japan's major carriers.

For starters, it's does not come with a metal unibody, but a plastic one. Nevertheless, it comes with a feature that very few HTC phones have: it's a handset that is both dust- and water-proof.

From the HTC One M9, the J Butterfly has inherited the octa-core Snapdragon 810 chip and the 3GB of RAM, whereas the One M9+ has "donated" its 5.2-inch, Quad HD display that commands a pixel density of 565ppi and its 20MP rear, Duo camera setup to the specs sheet of the new device. Interestingly enough, we also have a large 13MP front-facing camera, just like the HTC Desire Eye.

The remainder of the specs sheet tells us that the HTC J Butterfly is also endowed with a microSD card slot, 32GB of native storage, a 2,700mAh battery at the back, and Android 5.0 Lollipop right out of the box, with HTC's Sense 7 UI running atop. The phone supports LTE, Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac, and NFC. 

On a side note, some of you might remember that last summer HTC released a similarly-named device as a KDDI-exclusive, but the new name bearer packs significantly better specs.

The latter did not officially venture on any other market than the Japanese one, so we are quite pessimistic that the new refreshed version of the J Butterfly will do so.

source: KDDI (translated) via G4Games
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