What do you get if you take the HTC One (M8), add a waterproof and dustproof (but plastic) case? Apparently you get the HTC J Butterfly, which the company just introduced for the Japanese market.

A similar phone called the HTC Butterfly 2 will also launch in Taiwan, Hong Kong, and other Asian markets starting in September.

htc j butterfly_00

Like the HTC One (M8), these phones feature Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 processors and 2GB of RAM. They have 32GB of built-in storage, microSD card slots for up to 128GB of additional storage, and 5 inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel displays.

They run Google Android with HTC Sense software on top, sport stereo front-facing “HTC BoomSound” speakers, and support 802,11ac WiFi, Bluetooth 4.0, and NFC.

Interestingly while these phones seem to have a dual-lens camera on the back, just like the HTC One (M8), the primary camera has a 13MP image sensor rather than the 3MP “ultrapixel” sensor on the HTC One.

The phones probably won’t be sold outside of Asia anytime soon, so if you’ve always wanted to a plastic (and waterproof) version of HTC’s flagship phone, you might want to hop on a plane.

via HTC

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