UPDATE: HTC Butterfly 2 will be officially launched in Malaysia on 19th September.
The waterproof HTC Butterfly 2 with IP57 rating is now officially available in Malaysia. It follows the footsteps of its former Butterfly with a glossy polycarbonate body and underneath it shares very similar hardware with its current HTC One M8 and One E8 models.
To recap the specs, the HTC Butterfly 2 gets a 5″ Super Clear LCD 3 with Full HD resolution and it runs on a 2.5GHz Quad-Core Snapdragon 801 processor with 2GB of RAM. For Malaysia we are getting the 16GB capacity version that’s expandable up to 128GB with microSD. For taking pictures, the Butterfly 2 appears to be a cross breed between their current One M8 and One E8 as it features a Duo Camera set up that shoots 13MP pictures and it is assisted with dual LED lights. Over at the front, it gets 5MP wide angle camera for selfies.
With a slightly larger 2,700mAh capacity battery (100mAh more than the One M8/One E8), it is bulkier at 151 grams with a thickness of 9.99mm. As retained is HTC’s signature Boom Sound Stereo speakers
and audio further enhanced with JBL LiveStage. It uses Nano-SIM and 4G LTE connectivity comes as standard. With a lower price, this seems to be a better device than its flagship One M8 but only if you don’t mind having a plastic body instead of metal.