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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30 Comments

1. AnTuTu

Posts: 1612; Member since: Oct 14, 2012

WoW HTC and its bezels oh wait there is Snapdragon's 810 as well :(

2. AmitMajumder

Posts: 178; Member since: May 21, 2012

Will be working as an expensive room heater!!! :D

7. iLovesarcasm

Posts: 589; Member since: Oct 20, 2014

Water proofing and Snapdragon 810 will be a hot combination.

10. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

It's great, I will be able to make coffee on the go.

12. Ordinary

Posts: 2454; Member since: Apr 23, 2015

When it gets hot you can just put it in the water

9. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

I swear HTC's design just keeps being worse and worse...

14. lytywu

Posts: 3; Member since: Nov 20, 2014

Yes I agree. Why it has the htc logo in the black bar why do not just move it to the bottom bezel. It can look better.

15. razraptre

Posts: 168; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Have you seen the bezels on the iPhone? :/

18. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

smaller, symmetrical, and way looks better with functional fingerprint sensor

17. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Exactly what kind of bezels do you want? You whine exactly the same on every phone released. Or you're just a troll.

19. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

like on samsung, lg, or even sony and iphone are better

23. Settings

Posts: 2943; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

I don't know but those J Butterfly bezels are just fine. Maybe if given a smaller bezel trolls will still nitpick stuff. Dual camera is gimmicky SD810 can cook perfect beef roast RIP HTC.

28. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

At lest HTC multi tasking and memory use of the UI is good compared to Samcrap Touchwiz.

25. waddup121 unregistered

I'd buy it!

3. vuyonc

Posts: 1090; Member since: Feb 24, 2014

This should have come with the SD805 and 1080p display ; might have been cheaper.

4. arch_angel

Posts: 1651; Member since: Feb 20, 2015

Funny how the butterfly and the desire eye always seem to be better than the htc's flagship one device. the new desire eye hasn't been released yet but when/if it gets released it will be better.

5. Symon_Fleece

Posts: 351; Member since: May 30, 2014

Better than M9, Except the design.

6. Af1rPA

Posts: 712; Member since: Jun 12, 2014

I dont know what I hate more. Bezels or glossy plastic.

11. deanylev

Posts: 234; Member since: Mar 11, 2014

This must be your lucky day! :)

8. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

M9 is more powerful than this. If we really think about it. Also they don't seem to care about battery life anymore.

13. gaming64 unregistered

Can these companies stop using a grill please.

16. JesseJames

Posts: 226; Member since: Feb 22, 2015

What was the point of htc even bothering to release the m9? In less than two months they have released two devices that are quite better than the m9.

20. nahusiv

Posts: 100; Member since: Apr 20, 2015

"its most spec'd-out phone ever" 3GB RAM, cool cool

21. jojon

Posts: 433; Member since: Feb 11, 2014

HTC is in panic mode, this is not a product of rational and strategic thought processes, this is their second serious attempt at taking the spotlight off the M9

22. dorianb

Posts: 617; Member since: Oct 24, 2012

Meh. This is my personal issue, but if you are going to use plastic it should be of the soft touch variety. Not the glossy kind.

24. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Lol HTC.

26. murron

Posts: 162; Member since: Jun 10, 2014

That's a battery life disaster right there. QHD LCD and smaller battery capacity than M9!

27. Lauticol

Posts: 404; Member since: Jun 25, 2011

I must be so wrong, but I actually like the design...

29. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

I love how many troll always say the M9 overheat. Sold more m9 than S6 in my store and no M9 came back but load of s6 came with scratch out of the box , charger thats dont work and various issues ( 1 device out of 6 sold game back for the S6 ) its pathetic! No client even said the phone overheat.. freaking trolls

30. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

The only reason no M9's came back is because no one is buying them in the first place. HTC are the masters of poor quality control.

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