HTC has announced its update to the popular J Butterfly line, the HTC Butterfly 2. The Updated HTC Butterfly 2 will be initially available in Japan via the telco KDDI under the moniker HTC J Butterfly HTL23 and will eventually launch in Taiwan, Hong Kong and other carriers in South Asia – Malaysia included according a leak from the national certification body, SIRIM.
The newly announced HTC Butterfly 2 will see a respectable bump in specifications. The HTC Butterfly 2 will come with a powerful quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 which will be clocked at 2.5 GHz. The processor will be supported by 2 GB of RAM and 16 or 32 GB of storage with microSD expansion for up to 128 GB. The device will also sport a 5.0-inch Full HD 1080p with a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels. The HTC Butterfly 2 will come equipped with a 13-MegaPixel camera and a 5-megapixel front facing camera – both capable of 1080p Full HD video recording. The rear camera will come with HTC’s Duo camera sensor technology which we first saw in the HTC One M7 with dual 8-MegaPixel sensors.
All of this will be supported by a respectable 2700 mAh battery with support for Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0. HTC touts that the battery will support up to 23.9 hours of active talk time on #G and 643 hours on standby on 3G. However, the device will support 4G LTE connectivity in addition to WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, Near Field Communication (NFC) and Infrared Connectivity. In addition, the device will have both HTC’s BoomSound and JBL LiveStage technologies. The HTC Butterfly 2 will follow the increasing trend of Dustproofing and Water Resistance with IPX5 and IPX7 ratings respectively.
The device will come with HTC’s BlinkFeed and HTC’s Sense 6 skin on Android 4.4.2 KitKat. The device will also support Internal GPS antenna, GLONASS, and Digital Compass GPS functionality. In addition to Accelerometer, Proximity, Ambient light, Gyro and Barometer
The device will be available starting on September 2 2014, with no word on specifics for the rollout in Malaysia yet.