After the popularity of the HTC J Butterfly and Butterfly S, HTC has decided to add a new name to the Butterfly series of devices. The HTC Butterfly 2 was announced in Japan at an event earlier today and the device will provide an interesting option to those who may not want the high end smartphones in HTC’s One series, including the likes of HTC E8 and M8.
The Butterfly 2 follows the footsteps of the HTC M8 when it comes to design though the phone is completely made out of polycarbonate, a fancy name for plastic. The HTC Butterfly 2 brings the BoomSound speakers as well as a dual rear camera arrangement that we have seen and come to appreciate on the M8. The speakers here though are said to be 25% louder than the M8 which is really fantastic. As a sweetener, the device will come with JBL speakers out of the box at least in Japan and Taiwan where the Butterfly 2 is expected to go on sale starting September 2nd. We assume, the global release will be after that.
In terms of raw specifications, the Butterfly 2 is reminiscent of the M8 and packs the same 5 inch IPS display with true HD resolution as the M8. The phone will be powered by a Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2 GB of RAM and fixed storage of either 16 or 32 GB. There is a Micro SD slot for memory expansion here. The significant change from the M8 here is the rear primary camera which is a 13 MP camera, as HTC finally seems to have learnt the hard way that Ultra Pixels shenanigans were just not cutting it for your average Joe. The front facing camera remains the 5 MP unit and you have the same Dual LED flash as on the M8. There is also a chrome ring around the Camera lens on the Butterfly 2 unlike the M8, presumably to provide some clearance between the camera module and table top when phone is resting. The battery on board is 2700 mAh.
The Butterfly 2 is a water and dust resistant smartphone with IP 5x and 7x rating, though HTC have achieved this without any dangling doors or port covers so that is another good thing about the Butterfly 2. You get your usual array of sensors including an IR port here. The price point of the device is not clear yet, but from the press renders, we could safely assume that the phone will be available in several colours including white, red and violet.