Recent reports have confirmed a successor to the HTC J Butterfly released last year, dubbed the HTC J Butterfly 2. Rumours first started circulating following leaks from @evleaks depicting a render of the upcoming HTC device. The render gave us an idea of the design of the device and a view of front-facing speakers, though no word on the specifications have been released. Recently, Japanese carrier KDDI has announced its summer line-up of phones, which confirmed the existence of the newest member of the HTC J Butterfly series, although no official name was cited. The carrier was also not authorized to reveal any more information regarding the device, in line with HTC’s new policy of announcing and retailing flagship phones on the same day.
Recent information gained from the benchmarking site AnTuTu have revealed some of the specifications rumoured to be on this device. The phone will pack a Snapdragon 801 2.3 GHz quad-core processor, an Adreno 330 GPU, 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage. It boasts a 1920×1080 resolution display and the camera 5 megapixel/13 megapixel set up although not much detail is given on what setup it is. There is however, no Ultrapixel for the cameras as seen in the One M8. The device is also expected to ship with Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) and Sense 6 UI (user interface).
The announcement of KDDI has also confirmed the release of the One Mini 2 alongside the J Butterfly 2, making it an interesting summer for HTC enthusiasts. Expect the release to be between June-July.