HTC has launched a new smartphone in its Butterfly range, the J Butterfly (HTV31) in Japan. The smartphone is now listed on the company’s Japanese site as well as mobile carrier KDDI’s website.
There is no word on pricing of the HTC J Butterfly (HTV31); though the company has confirmed that it will be released sometime in summer and will be available in Japan. There is no word on global release of the J Butterfly smartphone yet, but it is expected to be released as the HTC Butterfly 3, following the naming convention of previous iterations.
The HTC J Butterfly (HTV31) runs Android 5.0 Lollipop, much like HTC’s 2015 flagship, the One M9. The smartphone sports a 5.2-inch QHD (1440×2560 pixels) Super LCD3 display and is a water and dust resistant device with IPX5/ IPX7 and IP5X certification.
The J Butterfly (HTV31), much like the One M9, runs on 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 (quad-core 2GHz + quad-core 1.5GHz) SoC coupled with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone comes with 32GB built-in storage and supports expandable storage via microSD card (up to 200GB).
It sports a 20.2-megapixel rear camera with dual-LED flash, while it also houses a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. Notably, the HTC J Butterfly (HTV31) also sports the dual rear camera setup, first seen on the 2014 flagship handset.
The smartphone supports LTE connectivity (Japan’s 4G LTE bands) apart from Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS/ A-GPS, GPRS/ EDGE and 3G connectivity options. The HTC J Butterfly (HTV31) comes with a 2700mAh battery, which is same as the one found onHTC J Butterfly launched last year. The Taiwanese company notes that the HTC J Butterfly (HTV31) features quick charging. It measures 151x73x10.7mm and weighs 162 grams.