HTC Butterfly 3 is now official with Snapdragon 810 and 20MP Duo camera

George, 29 September, 2015

HTC has just announced the Butterfly 3 smartphone to succeed last year's flagship in polycarbonate attire, the Butterfly 2. And before you asked - yes, it is essentially the same phone as the J Butterfly which has been official in Japan since May.

So the new HTC Butterfly 3 comes with a 5.2-inch QHD LCD display, Snapdragon 810 chipset, and 3GB of RAM. Internal storage is quoted at 32GB and could be expanded by up to 2TB via microSD - theoretically, that is, as we're yet to see a card beyond 200GB.

It's all about imaging with this one, rocking a 20.2MP primary camera on the back, with a secondary sensor to capture distance information. This results in what HTC calls a Duo setup, allowing for post-shot autofocusing and a few other creative effects. The lens is a Sapphire crystal-protected f/2.2 27.8mm-equivalent, and has a dual-tone dual-LED flash to help in the dark. Naturally, it supports 4K video recording.

On the front you'll find a 13MP selfie shooter, again with a BSI sensor. The lens has a faster f/2.0 aperture, though it's a smidge narrower 28.2mm equivalent. The front cam can shoot videos up to 1080p.

The smartphone measures 150.99 x 72.99 x 9.99mm, according to HTC's specsheet, but we'd go ahead and drop those 9s for a much neater 151 x 73 x 10mm. It weighs 161g, while packing a 2,700mAh battery, but most importantly carries an IP57 rating for dust and water protection.

The HTC Butterfly 3 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop with Sense 7 on top. It will be launched in Taiwan on October 20, priced at TWD 19,900, or roughly $600. Global availability and pricing is yet to be revealed.



Reader comments

  • AnonD-578598
  • 31 Aug 2016
  • XRf

htc your designs are always good..but what we indians expect is HTC desire 626or 628 with: Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 octacore cpu android latest(must) 32 GB...

  • Nazmi
  • 13 Mar 2016
  • X{i

Butterfly 3 sri lanka price ranges

  • AnonD-308243
  • 30 Sep 2015
  • fjR

a meltdown state u say? but why?

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