Lo and behold! HTC has been trying to keep the news under wraps, but the rumours are true; HTC has just inaugurated its HTC Butterfly 2 Android smartphone for Singapore.
The model was launched at a press event in Tokyo, and we were one of the first few to get our hands on the device. The Butterfly 2 is based on the Japan-only high-end HTC J Butterfly, with a few new features to go along with its new moniker.
Just like its cousin, the HTC J Butterfly, the Butterfly 2 will come in red, dark blue, and white. The red and dark blue units have a unified colour reflection glossy finish, while the white maintains a zen look with its white matt anti-stain finish.
How about its insides?
The Butterfly 2 weighs in at 151g, and sports a 5in, 1080p full-HD display, a 13MP duo-camera back snapper with dual-sensor setup, a 5MP front-facing camera, Snapdragon 801 SoC, 2GB RAM and an option of 16GB or 32GB of internal memory (expandable to 128GB). It will run on Android 4.4 KitKat and have TDD-LTE connection capabilities.
In addition, it’s packed with HTC's standard added-value features, including the Sense 6 Android skin with BlinkFeed, Motion Launch and HTC BoomSound, amongst others. Oh, and this Butterfly can swim, too; it's IP57-certified for water and dust resistance (go ahead, we dare you to try dunking it in water).
HTC has yet to declare local pricing and availability details, but we expect to see it over here by the end of next month. Stay tuned, we’ll update the story as soon as we have more information.