HTC Butterfly 2 is the waterproof One (M8) you always wanted...

...but you can't have it because it's only available in Asia. Curses!
HTC Butterfly 2 flutters into Asia

The rumours are true; HTC has just taken the wraps off its Butterfly 2 Android smartphone at a press event in Tokyo.

We were one of the first to get our hands on the device, which is coming to Asian markets later in the year. 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 glossy red and blue finishes, and a more zen-like matt white finish.

dissecting the butterfly

HTC Butterfly 2 flutters into Asia
HTC Butterfly 2 flutters into Asia

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.

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