Its the time of the year when HTC announces its most-important smartphone, after its flagship and its mini-version, the Butterfly. Its common for these phones to borrow a lot from the on-going flagships and at times are even better, hence, they are always looked forward to.
This year’s J Butterfly kicks off things with a 5″ display with Full HD 1080p resolution. It is made of plastic, as is common with these phones, but is waterproof this time, a first for the series. You don’t get the terrific BoomSound speakers, however.
Under the hood, you get the same Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 internals, 2 GB RAM and 32 GB of expandable storage.
The back is interesting: You still get the two-camera set-up of the One M8, but rather with a 13 megapixel sensor as the main camera, apart from the usual depth sensor. No UltraPixels this time and we sense no one will be left unhappy. It is coupled by a 5 megapixel front-camera.
The OS running is Android 4.4 KitKat with Sense 6. Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Bluetooth 4.0 and (possibly) NFC.
The phone is currently available only in certain parts of the world but it should get a wider release soon.
The last Butterfly was actually priced higher than the One (M7) so expect this one to give your wallet breathing space too.