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HTC J Butterfly officially announced in Japan

cjmagowan  —  4 years ago ( May 15, 2015 )    |    Mobile


HTC undoubtedly brings its best hardware specification even on a non-flagship device and this is quite evident with the latest HTC J Butterfly announced for the Japanese market, the Butterfly series has been on the spot when it comes with the latest technologies that HTC could offer and when compared with the company’s flagship handset, one would be confused and wonder whether the handset is also a flagship device or not as they are almost on par with the current One (M9) when it comes to specs until you touch them and realize that the J Butterfly isn’t the metal-clad that you’re expecting.

And yes indeed, the new HTC J Butterfly HTV31 comes with a specs that sits between the One M9 and One E9+ and instead of having a metal unibody design, the J Butterfly opt to have a polycarbonate body shell but adds IP55/IP57 specs for both water and dust proofing capabilities. The body measures 151 × 73 × 10.1 mm and weighs around 162g. The handset will be available in red, white and indigo blue with all a glossy finish back plates.


The new J Butterfly features a 5.2-inch  Super LCD3 QHD display and is the only QHD capable smartphone the company has announced that powered by a Snapdragon 810 chipset, this has confirmed early reports regarding the handset a few months back. Then there’s 3 GB of system RAM on board with 32 GB of built-in storage which could also be expanded with a microSD card, a dedicated sound chip that pairs with dual front-firing speakers typical of an HTC designed handset with BoomSound capabilities.

For the love of photography, enthusiast should be disappointed with the new HTC J Butterfly as it comes is a 20.2 Megapixel DUO camera setup on the back for capturing distance info and having a post-shot selective focus with a number of effects to choose from. The main camera can also shoot 4K videos which is also a welcome addition to the new generation of handsets. On the front, there is the 13 Megapixel front-facing camera which should favor the selfie-centric market and could also provide high-resolution video calls.

HTC puts a 2700 mAh battery into the smartphone and features quick charging option with a special AC adapter sold separately, HTC claims a 110-minutes of fully charging the handset which we are skeptical about it until real world testing comes out. As we probably expected, the new HTC J Butterfly should come with the latest Android 5.0 (Lollipop) with HTC’s newest proprietary Sense UI on top

HTC J Butterfly Feature Highlights

5.2-inch super LCD3 Display | Quad-HD 2560 x 1440 resolutions

Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 SoC


32 GB Internal Storage

microSD support up to 200 GB

20.2 Megapixel main DUO camera | 4K video recording

13 Megapixel front camera


2700 mAh Battery | Quick charging (AC Adapter sold separately)

Android 5.0 (Lollipop)

151 × 73 × 10.1 mm

162 grams


The HTC J Butterfly is currently exclusive in Japan under the Japanese mobile carrier KDDI and is expected to become available by early June. We also expect HTC to come out with similarly spec or perhaps the handset itself to become available in our shores pretty soon like they used to be in the past.