HTC today unveiled two new smartphones, One M9+ Aurora Edition and Butterfly 3 at an event held in Japan. The One M9+ Aurora Edition is priced at $630 approx Rs 41,600 while the Butterfly 3 is priced at $600 approx Rs 39,900. Starting October 15, they will be available in Taiwan and as on now there is no information about India availability.
HTC One M9+ Aurora Edition is almost identical to the previous One M9+ smartphone except some upgrades in the camera section.
HTC One M9+ was earlier launched in April this year in India for Rs 52,500. It is armed with a 20-megapixel Duo rear camera with f/2.2 aperture and an UltraPixel front camera of 4 megapixel. In comparison to it, HTC One M9+ Aurora Edition comes with 21MP camera with f/2.2 aperture, built-in optical image stabilisation and laser-guided autofocus. It also includes phase detection autofocus to further enhance the camera’s focus.
The HTC One M9+ Aurora edition features a 5.2-inch QHD (2560 x 1440) display. It runs on a 2.2 GHz MediaTek Helio X10 (MT6795T) Octa-Core 64-bit processor with PowerVR G6200 GPU which is coupled with 3GB RAM. The phone has 32 GB of built-in storage and its expandable storage slot can hold a micro SD card of up to 2TB.
The device with 21-megapixel rear camera comes with dual LED flash, f/2.2 aperture, 26.7mm lens, 4K video recording and an ultapixel front-facing camera. It runs on Android 5.1 Lollipop operating system with HTC Sense 7 UI on top. It comes with a fingerprint sensor and is backed by a 2,840mAh battery. The phone measures 150.99 x 71.99 x 9.61 mm and weighs 168 grams.
On the connectivity front, the smartphone offers 4G connectivity with WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, A-GPS and GLONASS, micro USB port and Bluetooth.
On the other hand, HTC Butterfly 3 features 5.2-inch (1440 x 2560 pixels) Quad HD display. It runs on Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 Octa-Core (quad core 2.0GHz + quad core 1.5GHz) 64-bit processor with Adreno 430 GPU. It comes with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, expandable memory up to 2TB with microSD card slot.
It sports a 20-megapixel Duo Camera setup with dual LED, dual tone flash along with a 13-megapixel front-facing camera. The HTC Butterfly 3 runs Android 5.0 Lollipop operating system with HTC Sense 7 UI on top. It is packed with a 2700mAh battery and supports Qualcomm’s Quick Charge 2.0 technology.
Connectivity options include 4G, Bluetooth, WiFi, GPS/ A-GPS, GLONASS, GPRS/ EDGE and NFC. The phone measures 150.99 x 72.99 x 9.99 mm and weighs 161 grams. The Butterfly 3 is IPX5 and IPX7 certified for water and dust resistance.