News by Luke Jones on Tuesday September 29, 2015.
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The Butterfly has always been HTC's flagship compromise, a device that comes with the absolute best specs available but the design is typically compromised with plastic instead of metal. The Butterfly 3 that was launched today fits in with that previous track record and of course it is a smartphone we have seen before. Like previous Butterfly flagships, this was first launched as the Butterfly J, an exclusive to the Japanese market.That earlier device was launched some four months ago and like that handset the Butterfly 3 is well spec'd, to flagship levels in fact. It comes with a 5.2-inch screen that is Quad HD (1440 x 2560) resolution and offers a pixel dense experience with 565ppi. Under the hood there is a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, micro SD card expansion up to 200GB, a 2,700mAh juicer, a 20 megapixel camera with duo lens for added depth, a stunning on paper 13 megapixel front facing lens that offers among the highest selfie resolution on the market, and water and dustproofing to an IP57 level. While the specs are bleeding edge, the design of the Butterfly 3 is a little more formulaic. It lacks the metal constructions of flagships by HTC, but it does carry the very familiar overall design language the Taiwanese company has been using for some time. The HTC Butterfly 3 is now heading for the Taiwan market on October 20th, and is expected to roll out globally afterwards with a price of $600.
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