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The HTC Butterfly 2 is a waterproofed One M8 with 13MP Duo Camera

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The HTC Butterfly 2 is a waterproofed One M8 with 13MP Duo Camera
The HTC Butterfly 2, an HTC J Butterfly for those of us outside of Japan, was made official through the company's blog yesterday.

The Butterfly 2 differs in essentially no ways from Japan's KDDI exclusive J Butterfly that we told you about back at the end of July, which makes it all the better. The new handset is styled around the One M8 (or the E8, if you will), but offers what happens to be both an appealing and unfortunate trade-offs. For one, the device forgoes the M8's signature all-aluminum body in favor of polycarbonate, but at the same time you're getting waterproofing (IP57) and a better, 13-megapixel Duo Camera (no UltraPixels here!).

The rest of the specs are pretty much identical. We've got a 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixel resolution Super LCD3 display, a speedy quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 system-on-chip, 2GB of RAM, and 16/32GB of internal storage, expandable via a microSD card. The two front-facing speakers, while restyled, are of the HTC BoomSound type, so expect great results. The battery capacity, at 2700 mAh, is slightly bigger than the one found on the One M8.

Pricing remains unavailable, though that won't last long, for HTC is promising to make the Butterfly 2 available as early as September 2nd starting with Taiwan. The company is planning on distributing the device to major wireless carriers and retail partners in other countries in the South Asian region, too, including Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. Currently, we don't know if the handset will make an appearance in the West, but rumors suggest it will.


source: HTC

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