HTC has officially announced the Butterfly 2 which is set to launch in Asian markets in the coming weeks. The device brings top-of-the-line specifications. The handset will come with a different name in Japan where it will come with J Butterfly HTL23 moniker, while it’s known as HTC Butterfly 2 in other Asian markets.
“HTC Butterfly 2 follows HTC’s iconic design and globally acclaimed user experience,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC. “Its elegant appearance and fantastic performance will certainly provide consumers with the best experience ever.”
HTC Butterfly 2 features a 5-inch display sporting a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, and comes with a quad-core Snapdragon 801 chipset clocked at 2.5GHz. There’s 2GB of RAM and 16/32GB of internal storage with a microSD card support of up to 128GB. As far as the photography capabilities are concerned, the device features 13MP camera for photos and videos with a f/2.0 aperture, as well as a 5MP front-facing camera.
Other features include WiFi, Bluetooth, BoomSound speakers, a 2,700 mAh battery and runs Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6.0 UI out of the box. The handset measures 145.4 × 70.2 × 9.99 mm and weighs only 151g.
If you take a closer look at the specifications, they are similar to the HTC One E8 an even M8 — except the Duo camera being the major differentiator. The device is set to launch in Taiwan on September 2nd, followed by other Asian markets, including Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand. There’s no word about the pricing but we’ll update you as soon as it’s released.