HTC has just launched the Butterfly 3 smartphone to succeed last year’s flagship in polycarbonate attire, the Butterfly 2. And it is essentially the same phone as the J Butterfly which has been official in Japan since May.
So the new HTC Butterfly 3 features a 5.2-inch QHD LCD display, Snapdragon 810 chipset, and 3GB of RAM. Internal storage is quoted at 32GB and could be expanded by up to 2TB via microSD.
Talking about it camera, this phone is sure made for photo loves as it rocks a 20.2MP primary camera on the back, with a secondary sensor to capture distance information. This results in what HTC calls a Duo setup, allowing for post-shot autofocusing and a few other creative effects.
It also comes with a 13MP selfie shooter, again with a BSI sensor. The lens has a faster f/2.0 aperture, though it’s a smidge narrower 28.2mm equivalent. The front cam can shoot videos up to 1080p.
Talking about its size, the smartphone measures 150.99 x 72.99 x 9.99mm, according to HTC’s specsheet, but we’d go ahead and drop those 9s for a much neater 151 x 73 x 10mm. It weighs 161g, while packing a 2,700mAh battery, but most importantly carries an IP57 rating for dust and water protection.
The HTC Butterfly 3 runs the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 on top. It will be launched in Taiwan on October 20. Global availability and pricing is yet to be revealed.