HTC launched its J Butterfly smartphone exclusively in Japan back in May and now a version for the international market in on the way, under the new Butterfly 3 name. The handset boasts some cutting edge specifications that arguably make it more of a flagship than this year’s One M9.
The hardware remains the same as before, offering a 5.2-inch display with a QHD (2560×1400) resolution, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, and 32GB of internal storage with microSD card support if you need more. There is also a 2,700mAh battery, dual front facing BoomSound speakers, Quick Charge 2.0 support, and IPX5 and X7 certifications for water and dust resistance.
One of the more interesting features with the Butterfly 3 is the dual rear camera setup, which offers a 20 megapixel sensor that is able to capture additional depth information, much like the HTC One M8. The rear camera also features optical image stabilisation and a dual LED flash. On the front, there’s a 13 megapixel camera for some high resolution selfies.
The HTC Butterfly 3 is scheduled to arrive in Taiwan on October 20th with a retail price of around $600. The handset is also rumored to be heading to other markets in the future, although HTC is remaining tight lipped about a possible wider global release.