HTC launches One M9+ Aurora Edition and Butterfly 3

By Shrey Pacheco | Published on 29 Sep 2015

The HTC One M9+ Aurora Edition is an upgraded version of the One M9+, while the HTC Butterfly 3 is the international version of the J Butterfly

HTC launches One M9+ Aurora Edition and Butterfly 3

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HTC has announced HTC One M9+ Aurora Edition and the HTC Butterfly 3. The announcement was made by HTC during its event held in Japan, today. The HTC One M9+ Aurora Edition is an updated version of the One M9+ that was launched earlier this year, while the HTC Butterfly 3 is a rebranded, global version of the J Butterfly. The One M9+ is priced at $630 (approx. Rs. 41,600), while the Butterfly 3 is priced at $600 (approx. Rs. 39,900). Both the devices will be initially sold in Taiwan. The One M9+ Aurora Edition will start selling from October 15, while the Butterfly 3 will be available from October 20.

HTC One M9+ Aurora Edition
The Aurora Edition of the HTC One M9+ comes with a 21MP camera with Optical Image Stabilisation (OIS). It also has phase detection autofocus along with laser-assisted autofocus. The rest of the specs are the same as the HTC One M9+. The phone packs a 5.2-inch QHD display, and is powered by a 2.2GHz octa-core Helio X10 processor. In the front is a 4 UltraPixel camera. The device comes with a 2840mAh battery and a fingerprint scanner along with HTC BoomSound technology.

HTC Butterfly 3
The HTC Butterfly 3 was announced back in May this year as the HTC J Butterfly, in Japan. The Butterfly 3 has the same specifications as the J Butterfly. It comes with a 5.2-inch Quad HD display and runs Android Lollipop. At the back of the device is a 20.2MP Duo camera setup with OIS and dual-LED flash. At the front is a 13MP camera. The phone is powered by a Snapdragon 810 processor, with 3GB of RAM. The device comes with 32GB of internal storage that can be expanded all the way up to 200GB with a microSD card. The phone will come with a 2700mAh battery. The Butterfly 3 also comes with HTC’s BoomSound technology. 

It was rumored that HTC may also announce the HTC One A9/Aero at the event, but that did not materialise. According to recent reports, the device would be a mid-range device. It is tipped to come with a Snapdragon 620 processor, with 3GB of RAM. It may also come with a 5-inch Full HD display. The phone is said to have a 13MP camera at the back, and a 5MP camera in the front. Details of its launch is not known, as of now.

HTC One E9 plus Key Specs, Price and Launch Date

Release Date: 13 Jul 2015
Variant: 32GB
Market Status: Launched

Key Specs

  • Screen Size Screen Size
    5.5" (1440 x 2560)
  • Camera Camera
    20 | 4 MP
  • Memory Memory
    32 GB/3 GB
  • Battery Battery
    2800 mAh
Shrey Pacheco

Writer, gamer, and hater of public transport.


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