HTC J Butterfly HTV31 powerhouse officially debuts with killer specs, extra durability

HTC has officially unveiled the latest powerhouse in its Butterfly series of smartphones, unveiling the top-notch J Butterfly HTV31 in Japan.

The HTC Butterfly lineup has proved to be quite popular so far, as it consists of high-end devices with impressive specifications all around. Rumors of a new HTC Butterfly iterations first started making rounds back in April, hinting at a feature-packed smartphone with powerful internals. Rumors back then expected this handset to launch as the HTC Butterfly 3.

Although the rumored name turned out not to be accurate, the rest of the details were pretty spot on. The company has officially unveiled an impressive new HTC J Butterfly HTV31 in Japan, and it doesn't disappoint. It's worth pointing out that this new iteration should not be confused with the older HTC J Butterfly HTCL21, which launched a few years back with a Snapdragon S4 Pro chipset under the hood.

The new-generation HTC J Butterfly powerhouse will make its commercial debut this summer in Japan, launching on KDDI. As previously rumored, the HTC J Butterfly HTV31 rocks the best specs and features of the One M9 and One M9+, while also throwing in dust- and waterproof capabilities for extra durability. The handset doesn't sport the premium metal unibody design of the flagship One M9, but it does come with solid internals.

The latest HTC J Butterfly features a 5.2-inch display with a QHD resolution of 2560 x 1440 pixels and packs a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor under the hood, paired with 3GB of RAM. Other specs include 32GB of internal storage capacity, microSD card support for additional memory, a 20.2-megapixel Duo rear camera with 4K video recording capabilities, a 13-megapixel front shooter, a 2,700 mAh battery, and Android 5.0 Lollipop on board out of the box.

With such specifications under its belt, the HTC J Butterfly HTV31 is shaping up as the most powerful HTC smartphone yet, and is expected to stir lots of interest among consumers. This handset, however, is bound for the Japanese market, and it remains unclear at this point whether HTC will make a global version of the smartphone for other markets.

To learn more about the powerful new HTC J Butterfly HTV31, check out KDDI's press release (translated).

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