News by Luke Jones on Friday August 01, 2014.
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The new HTC Butterfly J has been launched in Japan and is heading to the country's KDDI carrier network and Okinawa Cellular. The device is the latest mid-range effort from the Taiwanese company as it attempts to find significant market presence once again.HTC has certainly stuck to its promise to release more smartphones in 2014, but so far the company has had an obsession with its One M8 flagship. The brand has been working on a number of One M8 variants as it attempts to build on the demand for its flagship handset. That is understandable considering the huge success of the HTC One M8, but it is nice to see the company return to standalone devices. Not that HTC is straying too far away from the One M8, or indeed the older HTC One M7. The winning design language from those devices is clearly in attendance with the Butterfly J, evident with the front facing stereo speakers, although they are not BoomSound. HTC has filled the mid-range quota with a mixed bag of specs, which is pretty much what we would expect at this price point. Although, in terms of performance the Butterfly J matches the One M8, but it does lack some key features. Under the hood ticks a Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 with 2GB of RAM, while on the front there is a 5-inch 1080p Full HD screen. Running the show is Android 4.4 and while the 4MP U camera from the One M8 is absent, there is a sufficient 13 megapixel alternative on the rear. Round front there is a rather standard 5MP snapper, while HTC has made the device waterproof. The company has even made the device compatible with its DOT covers. The handset is now rolling out in Japan before undoubtedly making its way around the globe in the next month or two. source: GSM Arena
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