HTC seem to have a soft corner for its customers in Japan and this notion is evident from the fact that after the success of its previous flagship devices, the Taiwanese cellular giants always tend to have something up their sleeves aimed especially towards their Japanese clientele. Following the success of the Butterfly J in 2012, HTC have yet again come up with another beauty of a device with their recent announcement of the all new J Butterfly which in fact is a juiced up version of its current flagship device of 2014, the HTC One M8.
The latest addition in the “Butterfly” series boasts a full water proof body along with a 13MP rear “Duo Effect” camera that even though differs from the 4 megapixel Duo “Ultrapixel” camera present in the original M8, the secondary 2-megapixel module does tend to give a similar looking depth-of-field adjustment along with the other features as well. Besides these two aforementioned changes, the rest of the tech specs are almost exactly the same found in the One M8 including the 5MP front cam which HTC have rightly called as the “Selfie” Cam, a craze that is running absolutely wild these days.
As far as the other hardware specs are concerned, the J Butterfly comes with a 5″ Full HD LCD, a 2.45GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processor, 802.11ac WiFi, LTE-Advanced, 150Mbps 4G, 2GB of RAM, Android 4.4 KitKat and as mentioned earlier, a new exterior water proof body that comes with a IP67 certification similar to the one found in the Xperia Z and GALAXY S5. The device would be available in white as well as two vibrant colors that includes a red variant as well as a blue one all over Japan starting from tomorrow. The only thing that needs to be seen now is whether the J Butterfly would be made available in other regions as well as there has been no official word on this regard for now.
We do have our hopes high though since initially when HTC decided to launch the original Butterfly J in japan a couple of years back, a similar looking model was also launched in the rest of the regions by the name of Droid DNA so if we are lucky enough, HTC might have similar ideas for this new beauty as well. In the meantime lets just keeps our fingers crossed shall we !
HTC J Butterfly Tech Specs at a Glance
5-inch Full HD Super LCD 3 @ 1920 x 1080 resolution, 441ppi
Corning Gorilla Glass
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 2.45GHz quad-core processor
Adreno 330 GPU
32GB internal storage (expandable via microSD)
13MP rear camera with secondary depth sensor
5MP front camera
Support for Dot View Case
Waterproof body (IP67 Certified) available in White, Blue and Red Colors
Android 4.4 KitKat