HTC has announced the Butterfly 2 for the Asian markets. The phone was previously launched on KDDI in Japan as the J Butterfly but will now be available in other Asian markets, including Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore, and Thailand.
The HTC Butterfly 2 has a 5.0-inch, Full HD display, Snapdragon 801 SoC with 2.5GHz quad-core CPU, 2GB RAM, 16/32GB storage space, microSD card slot, HTC Duo Camera with 13 megapixel main sensor with f/2.0, 28mm lens and additional depth sensor on the back, 1080p video recording, 5 megapixel front camera, water and dust resistant body, 2700mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat.
The Butterfly 2 also has HTC's BoomSound speakers. On top of that, HTC has collaborated with Harman Kardon to come up with the LiveStage Signal Processing Technology. The device will be go on sale on September,2nd.
It was a big disappointment to many of the Samsung fans who were waiting eagerly for the Note 7, when it came with just 4GB of RAM and the same SD 820 SoC seen in the S7-series. However, latest reports seem to be indicating that the Asian markets such as China will actually be getting the 6GB variant after all. The rumors were further bolstered when president of Samsung Mobiles, Koh Dong-jin said, "We are considering launching Note 7 with a 128 GB internal storage capacity for the Chinese market, even though the handset made its global debut with a 64 GB memory,"
Although this statement by Koh Dong-jin does not exactly mention anything about a 6GB RAM variant, he did state further that, "We will continue to accept different needs from each marketplace, and respond by releasing localized products by changing memory capacity or color." As you can probably guess, this strategy is a direct result of stiff competition from Chinese manufacturers like LeEco, Vivo, and Xiaomi. All of this was declared during the unveiling of the Galaxy Note 7 in South Korea with a price tag of 988,900 WON or roughly $897. Apart from the Silver Titanium, Blue coral and Gold Platinum colors, the Note 7 will also be available in Black Onyx from October onwards.
Saikat Kar (tech-enthusiast)