It's getting progressively harder to tell which exactly smartphone is HTC's current flagship and a newly announced model in Japan further complicates things. The new device is named J Butterfly and has a pretty impressive specsheet.
For starters, it comes with a 5.2-inch Super LCD3 QHD display - in between the 5.5-inch One E9+ and 5-inch One M9, and on par with the One M9+. It is, however, the only QHD smartphone the company has announced, powered by the Snapdragon 810 chipset, as the E9+ and M9+ both rely on a Mediatek solution. There's also 3GB of RAM on board as well as 32GB of built-in storage, which can be expanded via microSD.
It only gets more interesting from here on, though. The J Butterfly's headline feature is the 20.2MP DUO camera on the back for capturing distance information and achieving post-shot selective focus, as well as a bunch of creative effects. The main camera can shoot 2160p video, too. The more narcissistic folk will appreciate the 13MP front shooter.
The J Butterfly's polycarbonate body measures 151×73×10.1mm, weighs 162g and comes with IP55/IP57 for protection against the elements. The smartphone will be available in red, white, and indigo blue, with all three sporting a glossy finish on the back.
Battery capacity is listed at 2,700mAh and the device supports quick charging. HTC quotes 110-minute charging time, though with an optional AC adapter. In typical HTC fashion, there's high quality audio circuitry on board as well as dual front speakers.
The HTC J Butterfly is listed on Japanese carrier KDDI's website with a release scheduled for early June. Whether a global launch will follow remains to be seen.
i dont know anything about this
HTC butterfly 2 didn't have black bars, so I don't understand why this one does.
Why the hell are these black bars for? It's absolutely ridiculous. And if the phone is that big, how come HTC did not give the phone a bigger battery? What, they don't want to make a perfect phone so people wouldn't buy other phones? Ridiculous!