Take the guts of an HTC One M9 smartphone, throw them in a phone with the higher-resolution display and camera of the HTC One M9+ and then replace the metal with a waterproof plastic case and what have you got?

Apparently the answer is the HTC J Butterfly 3, which is launching in Japan in June.

htc j butterfly 3

The phone may be available in other markets as the HTC Butterfly 3 soon, but it probably won’t be coming to the US anytime soon: HTC’s Butterfly series doesn’t usually make it to US shores.

The HTC J Butterfly 3 features a 5.2 inch, 2560 x 1440 pixel display, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of storage, a microSD card slot, and a 2,700 mAh battery. It will ship with Android 5.0 Lollipop software.

It features a 20.2MP rear camera with dual lenses, a 13MP front-facing camera, support for 192 kHz/24-bit audio, and stereo front-facing speakers. The phone’s case is IPX5/IPX7 rated for water and dust resistance. It’ll be available in white, blue, and red.

The phone supports 802.11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.1, NFC, and 4G LTE and WiMAX 2+. Japanese wireless carrier KDDI will be one of the first to offer the HTC J Butterfly 3.

via G for Games and Engadget

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One reply on “HTC J Butterfly 3 launches in Japan with QHD screen, waterproof case”

  1. This is what they should have released in the USA. Waterproof phones are 2legit. It would have really ate into the S6 sales.

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