Taiwanese smartphone maker, HTC has unveiled the new generation Butterfly series handset in Japan.
The new HTC J Butterfly (HTL23) is a major upgrade over its predecessor in terms of internal hardware. It comes packed with 2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core processor, 2GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory (expandable up to 128GB) and also boasts the dual-camera on the rear side- a 13.0-megapixel camera with depth sensor similar to the flagship smartphone HTC One M8, sans the ultra-pixel technology.
Other stipulated specifications include- 5.0-inch super LCD 3 full HD display, dust-resistant (IP5X)/ water-repellant (IPX5/IPX7) certifications, 5.0-megapixel snapper with CMOS sensor on the front, 2,700 mAh battery, which can power the smartphone for up to 1,010 minutes of talk time and close to 490 hours under standby mode.
As of now, the new HTC J Butterfly is said to be exclusively available in Japan via KDDI (network carrier) by this month-end (price is yet to be revealed). There is no official word on the availability of the device in global markets, but it has to be noted that the company released its predecessor (HTL21) in other Asian (Butterfly - X920D/E) and the US markets (as Droid DNA). So, we can expect HTC to release the new smartphone sooner or later this year.
Key Specifications of HTC Butterfly (HTL23):
|Model||HTC Butterfly HTL23|
|Display||5.0-inch super LCD 3 full HD screen|
|OS||Android 4.4 KitKat|
|Processor||2.5GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 series quad-core processor(chipset type: MSM8974AC)|
|Storage capacity||32GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Camera||Main 13.0-megapixel camera with depth sensor, CMOS sensor, full HD video recording
Front: 5.0-megapixel camera with CMOS sensor
|Battery||2,700 mAh;Talk time: up to 1010 minutes
Standby mode: 430 hours (4G-LTE, WiMAX2+) & 490 hours (3G)
|Add-ons||Dust-and-water- resistant IPX5/X7 certifications, Bluetooth v4.0 Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac; dual-band: 2.4GHz/5.0GHz), IR blaster, microSD card slot,|
|Dimensions||145.0 x 70.0 x 10.0 mm|
|Colors||Rouge, Canvas & Indigo|
[Image Credit: HTC Japan]