HTC is at it again today, having just unveiled the newest member of its Butterfly line of Android phones. The HTC Butterfly 2 / J butterfly HTL23 has just gone official for Asian markets as a flagship-class smartphone in a plastic body.
The Butterfly 2 offers the HTC Sense 6 software skin along with the company’s now-iconic Duo Camera and Motion Launch gestures — all found on the One M8 flagship phone.
Let’s talk camera right away, with the Duo Camera re-emerging for another go, but in a different configuration this time. You still have two camera sensors on the rear of the phone, but the difference is that the main shooter on this phone is 13MP (while the Duo Camera found on the One M8 has a 4MP rear-facer).
There’s also HTC’s front-facing BoomSound speakers involved, and through a collaboration with HARMAN, there’s digital signal processing (DSP) tech and a JBL in-ear headphones bundle in Japan.
The Butterfly 2 will kick off availability in Taiwan starting on September 2. It will also find itself in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand, though US availability isn’t likely on the radar. The phone will be rebranded to HTC J butterfly HTL23 (what an… interesting name choice) for KDDI availability in Japan.