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After several rumors and speculations, HTC has declared the launch of its flagship device - Butterfly in India. Butterfly is the global version of Droid DNA in USA and J Butterfly in Japan.
The Facebook fanpage of HTC India teased the fans with the post saying "HTC Butterfly - Coming soon at your nearest HTC re-seller!", while the Taiwanese tech giant also held and even in India for the launch of their massive flagship handset. Officially priced at a whopping Rs 49,999, HTC Butterfly will sell at Rs 45,999 boasting high end beefed up specifications. Lets have a loot at them below:
Dimensions & Weight: Butterfly carries a dimension of 143 x 70.5 x 9.08 mm and weighs around 140 grams.
Display: In this segment, Butterfly sports a full HD 1080p 5 inch LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display with 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution.
Processor: When it comes to processor, Butterfly is powered by a 1.5GHz quad core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 Pro processor.
Operating System: Butterfly has been launched with Android 4.1 Jelly Bean out of the box.
Camera: Speaking of camera optics, Butterfly has an 8MP rear camera with autofocus and LED flash features. Also, houses a 2.1MP front camera for video calling.
Storage: When it comes to memory storage, Butterfly comes with 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM and micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage.
Connectivity: On the data connectivity front, Butterfly has Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, NFC and micro USB 2.0 connectivity features.
Battery: In this segment, HTC Butterfly is powered by a 2,020 mAh battery.
Price & Availability
As mentioned above, HTC Butterfly comes with a hefty price tag of Rs 49,999. However, its street price will be Rs 45,999, which is also high.
Likewise all the HTC smartphones, Butterfly is also integrated with Beats Audio feature and hence, users can enjoy deeper bass, sharper vocals, detailed notes, uncompromising and high-definition sound.
HTC has made Butterfly water resistant thereby reducing the chances of water induced damages.
Image sense chip
HTC has also incorporated ImageSense chip that was used in One X in Butterfly. The ImageSense chip is meant for improved picture quality offering zero shutter lag and the ability to snap photos while recording video clips.
Competition with Xperia Z and Galaxy Note 2
Being a quad core smartphone with a 5-inch 1080p display and Jelly Bean OS, HTC Butterfly can be claimed as a stiff competitor to the other quad core Jelly Bean based handsets including Samsung Galaxy Note 2 and the newly launched Sony Xperia Z.
Speaking of Xperia Z, the Sony offering comes with a 5 inch full HD capacitive touchscreen display with a resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels and with Mobile Bravia Engine 2, quad core 1.5GHz Snapdragon S4 processor, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean operating system, 13MP rear camera, 2.2MP front camera for video calling, 16GB internal storage, 2GB RAM, micro SD card slot supporting up to 32GB additional storage, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, 4G LTE and a 2,330 mAh battery.
With similar specs as the Sony smartphone, which is awaiting its release, HTC Butterfly can be a rival to the former. However, Xperia Z comes with a better camera and battery.
When it comes to Galaxy Note 2, the hottest selling phablet features a 5.5 inch Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen display with 1280 x 720 pixel resolution, 1.6GHz quad core processor, 2GB RAM, Android 4.1 Jelly Bean OS, micro SD card slot supporting 32GB, 8MP rear camera, 1.9MP front camera, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n, DLNA, Wi-Fi Direct, Wi-Fi hotspot, Bluetooth with A2DP and a massive 3,100 mAh Li-ion battery.
Priced at Rs 36,700, the phablet comes with an improved stylus with rubber tip for better touch response. However, Butterfly comes with a 1080p display, and improved camera performance as compared to Galaxy Note 2 with a faster processor and larger display.