HTC may have quietly sold its latest flagship a few weeks ago, it has now officially launched the HTC Butterfly in the Philippines. As the South Asian version of the HTC Droid DNA and Japan-exclusive J Butterfly, the device sports a few differences, mainly no LTE nor NFC.
Other than that, it’s a pretty powerful device, sporting a 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro processor, 2GB of RAM, and 16GB of storage expandable through a microSD slot. The HTC Butterfly sports a 5-inch Full HD 1920 x 1080 resolution Super LCD3 protected by Gorilla Glass 2. It runs on Android 4.1 Jelly Bean that has been overlaid with HTC’s own Sense 4+ operating system. HTC boasts of the Butterfly’s best-in-class rear 8MP f/2.0 28mm wide-angle lens with super fast focus and its 2.1MP f/2.0, 88 degree ultra-wide angle front shooter. Audio quality is also the HTC Butterfly’s forte with its built-in headset amplifier and dedicated amp with integrated Beats Audio.
Clad in either smooth white or red gloss finish, the beautiful unibody device is quite thin at 9mm, with edges tapering to a mere 4mm and weighing in at light 140g. The HTC Butterfly has a few connectivity ports, a 3.5mm stereo audio jack and microSD slot up top and a micro USB 2.0 slot on the bottom. It’s also got IPX-5 water protection so it should be safe from any accidental spillages or calling in the rain.
The HTC Butterfly retails for Php 32,190 at HTC Concept stores around the metro so go check it out at a store nearest you.