HTC's highly rumoured smartphone in the Butterfly family, the HTC Butterfly 2 (aka J Butterfly HTL23) has been finally confirmed for the Asian market by the premium handset maker of Taiwan.
The second iteration of HTC Butterfly has been officially announced for release in Taiwan, Japan, Hong Kong and Southeast Asia. However, the handset is expected to be known as the "J Butterfly HTL23" exclusively in the Japanese market for some reason.
Contrary to the HTC One M8's all metallic structure, the Butterfly 2 will feature a plastic body with IP57 certified dust-proof and water-resistant capabilities.
With the exception of weight and camera specifications, the new Butterfly borrows the same features of the One M8. The Butterfly 2 is around 9 grams heavier than the M8 and debuts a new 13MP high-resolution Dual camera with auto-focus as well as dual-LED flash.
The new HTC phone has an expected release date of 2 September in Taiwan, while other Asian countries including Japan and Southeast Asia will receive the second Butterfly upgrade a bit later.
The handset is expected to ship in multiple colour variants including red, white and violet (as depicted in the official press image above).
Check out the official specifications of the new premium handset from HTC below:
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, 2.5 GHz, quad-core CPU
- Storage: 16/32 GB plus MicroSD slot
- RAM: 2GB
- Screen: 5-inch 1080p LCD
- Battery: 2700mAh
- Camera: 13MP with Duo sensor
- Connectivity: FDD LTE – 1, 3, 7, 8, 28, TDD LTE – 38, 40, 41, WCDMA 850/900/1900/2100
- Size: 145.4 × 70.2 × 9.99 mm, 151g
- Speakers: BoomSound
For more information about the upcoming HTC Butterfly 2, head over to the official HTC blog for the complete press release.