The HTC Butterfly 2 is a waterproofed One M8 with 13MP Duo Camera
posted by Chris P. / Aug 19, 2014, 7:47 AM
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!).
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.The rest of the specs are pretty much identical. We've got a 5-inch, 1080 x 1920
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.
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posted on Aug 19, 2014, 7:55 AM 7
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Yup... I dont know y they always mess up the design of the Butterfly series...
posted on Aug 19, 2014, 8:21 AM 0
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Looks promising, should fly to Taipei this Friday and one and try
posted on Aug 19, 2014, 8:04 AM 1
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It has a better camera and is waterproof. What are these "unfortunate trade-offs"? A lack of aluminum? That's a purely subjective preference. I much prefer this polycarbonate. This looks like a pure win over the M8 in my eyes.
posted on Aug 19, 2014, 8:16 AM 2
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In Taiwan, Butterfly 2 has the release price of 20900 NTD, or roughly $700. Some guys get hand-ons with the phone said that it has much better camera than E8 and M8 and slightly higher benchmark scores as well!http://www.eprice.com.tw/mobil
e/intro/c01-p5066-htc-butterfly-2-16gb/http://www.eprice.com.tw/mobil e/talk/4542/4910704/1/rv/htc-butterfly-2-%E8%9D%B4%E8%9D%B6-2-review/http://www.eprice.com.tw/mobil e/talk/4542/4910688/1/rv/htc-butterfly-2-%E8%9D%B4%E8%9D%B6-2-review/
posted on Aug 19, 2014, 9:59 AM 1
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Are you taiwanese?if so, is the butterfly series selling more than the one there?
posted on Aug 20, 2014, 5:15 AM 0
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