HTC Butterfly 2 Announced; Coming To Asia Next Month

Today, HTC announced the successor of its Butterfly smartphone. The Butterfly 2 will be first launched in the Japanese market exclusively for the KDDI subscribers, followed by Taiwanese and Chinese market for Chunghwa Telecom and CSL subscribers respectively. It comes with the HTC Sense 6 UI and a 13 megapixel HTC Duo Camera for advanced imaging. HTC Butterfly 2 supports WiMAX2+ and offers high speed communication up to 150 Mbps.

“HTC is dedicated to combining innovative technologies and premium techniques to create the best smartphone which meets our consumers’ expectation. HTC Butterfly 2 follows HTC’s iconic design and globally acclaimed user experience. Its elegant appearance and fantastic performance will certainly provide consumers with the best experience ever.”

– Peter Chou, CEO, HTC

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The Motion Launch feature on this device is immediately able to detect its position and movement, thanks to the built-in motion sensors which allow you to interact with the phone without turning on the screen. HTC Butterfly 2 will go on sale in Taiwan on September 2nd, followed by Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand in the next few weeks. The price of this device is still a mystery. Check out the complete specs after the break.

HTC Butterfly 2 Specifications:

  • 5 inch Full HD display
  • 2.5 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 801 processor
  • Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • HTC Sense
  • 13 megapixel dual camera
  • Full HD (1080p) video recording
  • 5 megapixel front-facing camera
  • 2 GB RAM, 16/32 GB internal memory
  • 128 GB expandable memory
  • 4G LTE Connectivity
  • A-GPS + GLONASS
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with aptX enabled
  • Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • DLNA, HTC Connect
  • Micro-USB 2.0, HDMI connection
  • Up to 23.9 hours talk-time
  • Up to 643 hours stand-by time
  • 2700 mAh battery

Samsung Unveils Galaxy Alpha Smartphone With Metal Frame And Octa Core Processor

Samsung has always been criticized for its plastic design. Today, Samsung unveiled the new Galaxy Alpha smartphone with iPhone-like design and a metal frame. This handset comes with a Finger Print Scanner and Ultra-Power Saving Mode, which was previously seen in the company’s flagship smartphone. Samsung Galaxy Alpha is touted to be one of the slimmest Galaxy devices. It is also compatible with Samsung Gear Fit, Gear Live and Gear 2 wearables.

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“The Galaxy Alpha was built and designed based on the specific desires of the consumer market. With an entirely new appearance, the Galaxy Alpha focuses on both beauty and functionality combining a stunning metal frame and slim, light weight design with the same powerful hardware and features users expect from a flagship Galaxy mobile device.”

– JK Shin, CEO of IT & Mobile Communication at Samsung Electronics

Samsung Galaxy Alpha will go on sale at the beginning of September. This handset will be available in Charcoal Black, Dazzling White, Frosted Gold, Sleek Silver and Scuba Blue colors. The price of the device will be announced soon. Until then, check out the complete specs below.

Samsung Galaxy Alpha Specifications:

  • 4.7 inch HD Super AMOLED display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • Octa Core (Quad 1.8GHz + Quad 1.3GHz) processor
  • Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) Operating System
  • 12 megapixel rear camera with selective focus
  • 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera
  • UHD 4K video recording @30fps
  • 2 GB RAM, 32 GB expandable memory
  • No MicroSD card slot
  • Ultra Power Saving Mode
  • WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
  • Bluetooth 4.0, USB 2.0
  • NFC (Near Field Communication)
  • 1860 mAh battery

Panasonic Launches T41, P41 And P61 Android Smartphones In India

Panasonic recently launched three new Android smartphones in the Indian market. Panasonic T41, P41 and P61 runs on the latest Android 4.4 (KitKat) Operating System. These devices are priced between INR 7990 to INR 14,990. The low-end T41 will compete with the Moto E and Micromax Canvas Fire A104, while the high-end P61 will compete with the Moto G and Xiaomi Mi 3 in India.

“The mobility landscape in India is rapidly evolving driven by factors such as improving mobility infrastructure and lowering prices of technology. In line with this, the company offers a range of mobility solutions catering to the entire spectrum of its consumers. One of the key focus areas for Panasonic India is to build a strong connect with the consumers by bringing alive brand experiences through our innovative product line up.”

– Manish Sharma, Managing Director, Panasonic India

Panasonic P61:

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  • 6 inch capacitive touchscreen IPS display
  • 1280 x 720 pixels resolution
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) OS
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal memory
  • 32 GB expandable memory
  • WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • GPS
  • 2800 mAh battery

Panasonic P41:

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  • 5 inch IPS qHD display
  • 540 x 960 pixels resolution
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) OS
  • 8 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
  • 2 megapixel front facing camera
  • 1 GB RAM
  • 8 GB internal storage
  • 32 GB expandable storage
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 2000 mAh battery

Panasonic T41:

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  • 4.5 inch IPS display
  • 480 x 854 pixels resolution
  • 1.3 GHz quad-core processor
  • Android 4.4.2 (Kitkat) OS
  • 5 megapixel rear camera with LED Flash
  • VgA front facing camera
  • 512 MB RAM
  • 4 GB internal storage
  • 32 GB expandable storage
  • 3G Connectivity
  • Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • 1650 mAh battery

Panasonic P61 and P41 will be available in Black and Pearl White colors for INR 14,990 and INR 11,990 respectively. On the other hand, Panasonic T41 will be available in Black, Red and Pearl White for INR 7,990.

LG Announces The Mid-Range G3 Beat Smartphone

Samsung and HTC have already launched a mini version of their flagship smartphone. Now, LG joined the bandwagon with the unveiling of its mid-range LG G3 Beat smartphone. This handset is basically the trimmed down version of the company’s flagship device. LG G3 Beat packs a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 SoC clocked at 1.2 GHz. The performance of this processor has been clearly demonstrated in the previously launched Moto G, Galaxy Grand 2 and HTC One Mini 2.

LG G3 Beat borrows the unique laser auto-focus from its bigger brother, which enables the device to focus on the object faster by measuring the distance between the subject and the camera using a laser beam. It comes with HD IPS display with a screen-to-body ratio of 74.1 percent and the Floating Arc Design with smooth curved sides and tapered edges for comfortable grip and feel.

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Dr. Jong-seok Park, CEO of LG Electronics Mobile Communications Company, said,
“Smartphone manufacturers cannot ignore this growing segment of consumers who want the best balance of looks, features, performance and, of course, price. The LG G3 Beat represents our commitment to the mid-tier smartphone market that demands mature technology, proven branding, great innovation and attractive price, all in a single device.”

LG G3 Beat is powered by 1.2 GHz Quad-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Apart from that, it features a 5 inch HD IPS display, sporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels, 8 megapixel rear camera with Laser Auto Focus, 1.3 megapixel front-facing camera, 8 GB internal memory, 1 GB RAM, MicroSD card slot, Touch & Shoot, Smart Keyboard, QuickMemo+, Gesture Shot and a 2540 mAh removable battery.

LG G3 Beat will be shipped with the Android 4.4.2 KitKat Operating System. It measures 137.7 x 69.6 x 10.3 mm and weighs 134 grams. This handset will be available in Metallic Black, Silk White and Shine Gold colors. LG G3 Beat will go on sale from July 18 in South Korea, followed by Europe and other major markets in the coming weeks. The price of this device will be announced soon. Stay tuned for updates!