The J Butterfly is yet another flagship launched by HTC in 2015.
The HTC One M9 didn’t do much to impress consumers when compared to Samsung’s Galaxy S6 devices and even the newly announced LG G4, and its lack of any headlining feature is probably the reason why the Taiwanese manufacturer has been constantly releasing variants of its 2015 flagship so frequently. We’ve seen the HTC One E9+ and One M9+ getting released in select markets around the world, and HTC has now come up with yet another flagship-like smartphone.
Meet the J Butterfly, the newest handset in HTC’s Butterfly series exclusively for Japan (Butterfly devices in other regions don’t have the letter J in their names), and a device that mixes and matches specs of all the One M9 variants. The J Butterfly features a Quad HD display like the E9+ and M9+, but replaces the MediaTek processor with the Snapdragon 810 from the One M9. The rear camera is a 20.2-megapixel sensor with a secondary depth sensor, and the front camera has been upgraded to a 13-megapixel unit.
Other features include 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable built-in storage, and IP55/IP57 water and dust-resistance. Dual BoomSound speakers are included as well, though the battery looks to be a tad small at 2,700 mAh given the high-resolution display and not-so-power-sipping Snapdragon SoC. The phone does support quick charging, but consumers will need to buy an optional adapter to put that to use, something other manufacturers are no longer demanding from their users.
The HTC J Butterfly is slated for a release in June on Japanese carrier KDDI (in red, white, and indigo blue colors.) There is no word on a global launch for now, but like previous Butterfly handsets, an international variant will probably make its way to markets sometime later this year.