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Waterproof HTC One M8 arrives in Japan as J Butterfly

HTC J Butterfly smartphone is a waterproof HTC One M8 for the Japanese market
HTC J Butterfly smartphone
HTC J Butterfly is a waterproof One M8 with a front camera better for selfies which comes with JBL audio profile and bundled earphones, as well as a Dot View case.

HTC One M8 will soon reach Japan with a few changes, the most important one being its compliance with the IPX7 waterproof standard, next to the improved front camera. The handset is called HTC J Butterfly and will be sold by KDDI and Okinawa Cellular starting later this month.

These are the main specs and features of the HTC J Butterfly:

  • Processor: 2.5 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 801
  • Display: 5-inch multitouch LCD with 1,920X1,080 pixels
  • Memory/Storage: 2 GB RAM; 32 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 128 GB
  • Cameras: 5 MP front, 13 MP back (no dual lens like the One M8)
  • Conectivity: 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0
  • Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat
  • Weight/Dimensions: 0.34 pounds; 5.7X2.75X0.39 inches
  • Battery/Autonomy: 2,700 mAh; 16.5 hours talk time and up to 490 hours standby

HTC J Butterfly is IPX5/IPX7-certified for protection from water and also complies with the IP5X standard for protection from dust. The handset will ship together with a pair of JBL earphones and the "Dot View" case. Pricing and other details will be announced at the HTC Conference Tokyo 2014 which will take place on August 19.


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Codrut Nistor, 2014-08- 1 (Update: 2014-08- 1)