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

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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21 Comments

1. Antimio

Posts: 313; Member since: Nov 11, 2013

Bezel-o-tastic!

8. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Yup... I dont know y they always mess up the design of the Butterfly series...

12. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Nice... Sexy... Phone... This should have been the M8. Anyways hope HTC prices it right and does proper marketing.

20. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

Why are you people always complaining about bezels... HTC is too thick, Sharp is too thin, what's right for you?

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Yay, it's coming to Malaysia!

10. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012

Yay, India too.....

3. magnanimus

Posts: 565; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

The 150mm 5-incher brought to you by HTC

6. nebsif

Posts: 37; Member since: Jul 27, 2014

aka blame it on the marketing

4. HugoBarraCyanogenmod

Posts: 1409; Member since: Jul 06, 2014

Looks promising, should fly to Taipei this Friday and one and try

13. CyberFalcon

Posts: 223; Member since: Apr 17, 2014

Ok i get it, u mean one of those girls... :P

5. hmd74

Posts: 539; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Those girls are cute :D

17. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I got worried when I just kept scrolling down and no word of the girls lol

7. jellmoo

Posts: 2530; Member since: Oct 31, 2011

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.

9. newbey123

Posts: 696; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Looks like a pretty good phone, but I still prefer the looks of M8,same specs, better feel and its water resistant enough for my use. This will sale well though, good job HTC. Good options.

11. tokuzumi

Posts: 1800; Member since: Aug 27, 2009

I hope the 16gb is only going to emerging markets. We are getting to the point where 16gb is actually too little space for a smartphone. SD card slot is fine for media, but not for apps.

14. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

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/mobile/intro/c01-p5066-htc-butterfly-2-16gb/http://www.eprice.com.tw/mobile/talk/4542/4910704/1/rv/htc-butterfly-2-%E8%9D%B4%E8%9D%B6-2-review/http://www.eprice.com.tw/mobile/talk/4542/4910688/1/rv/htc-butterfly-2-%E8%9D%B4%E8%9D%B6-2-review/

19. tiara6918

Posts: 2263; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

Are you taiwanese?if so, is the butterfly series selling more than the one there?

21. gigantos

Posts: 63; Member since: Jul 25, 2013

I'm not Taiwanese but living there. The asking price for Butterfly 2 is too high, E8 is selling much better.

15. f35hunter

Posts: 238; Member since: Dec 12, 2013

i just wish if it was the m8 !!!!

16. shamashu9

Posts: 142; Member since: Jun 10, 2013

Ugly phone image 6. What's with the huge white space? Bezel much?

18. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I just skipped to Photo 7.

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