HTC has recently unveiled the Taiwan-bound Butterfly 3, a 5.2-inch Android smartphone with a Quad HD display and Snapdragon 810 processor.

This is essentially the J Butterfly handset that was exclusively released in Japan last May. You’d think that the renaming is an indication of an international release, but it isn’t. According to a tweet by Jeff Gordon, a senior manager at HTC, the Butterfly 3 will only be available in Taiwan. It’s a pity, given that its specs are a tad better than the HTC One M9.

HTC Butterfly 3 Specs

  • Android 5.0 Lollipop (HTC Sense 7 UI)
  • 5.2-inch LCD (1440×2560 Quad HD), ~565ppi
  • 2GHz octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 (MSM8994) processor
  • Adreno 430 GPU
  • 3GB RAM
  • 32GB internal storage
  • microSD support up to 128GB
  • 20.2-megapixel main camera, with autofocus and LED flash
  • 13-megapixel front camera
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • 3G HSPA+, 4G LTE
  • Bluetooth 4.1
  • Dimensions: 151 x 73 x 10mm
  • Weight: 161g
  • Li-Ion 2700mAh non-removable battery

Besides the specs listed above, the HTC Butterfly 3 features IPX5/IPX7 certification for water and dust resistance, fast battery charging (60% in 30 minutes) and optical image stabilization for its main camera. Also worth noting about the duo camera setup at the back of the phone is the secondary sensor, which captures distance and other data for post-shot effects and filters.

The HTC Butterfly 3 is scheduled to launch in Taiwan on October 20 with an official price of TWD19,900 (approx. Php28,300). For now, consumers outside Taiwan and Japan can only hope for a proper global launch, or they can order online.

[Source: HTC, Twitter]

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