HTC announces new Butterfly 2 flagship for Asia, arriving next month

HTC has today unveiled its Butterfly 2 flagship smartphone for the Asia region. As previously covered, we're looking at a localized version of the One M8 but with some interesting additions. The new Butterfly device will launch next month across Asia.

Not only is the Butterfly 2 (or simply J Butterfly if you reside in Japan) plastic, but it's waterproof too. There's a 2.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor, 13MP rear shooter (with 5MP front-facing camera), louder speakers than the HTC One M8 and the product itself powers Android 4.4. The rear camera on the Butterfly 2 is also a duo setup with a secondary lens to aid with focusing and generally improve overall performance.

The smartphone is set to go on sale in Japan first (on KDDI as the HTC J Butterfly), followed by Taiwan on September 2 and other markets thereafter. There's still no word on pricing just yet, or if we'll ever see this device outside Asia. Would you want to pick one up? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

Source: HTC

Rich Edmonds