Yesterday we wrote about a white HTC 8X making an appearance on HTC’s official Twitter page. It was used in an image with a totally unrelated message, but the phone caught our eyes. Is it an unreleased test phone? Is it something planned for the future? What’s the deal? According to HTC it’s not an 8X at all, it is actually the J Butterfly…or so they say. We’re not so sure.
A Windows Phone user posted on HTC’s Facebook fan page about the supposed white 8X saying “Last week I asked for this and then bought a black one…” HTC replied “Hey, Stephen. That’s the J Butterfly that was released in Japan. Not a 8X.”
Really HTC? Because it looks exactly like the 8X. Let’s take a look at the photo above. The blue phone is the 8X, the red is the Butterfly. The camera placement and LED flash line up for both phones, but the dead giveaway is the HTC logo. On the Butterfly the HTC logo is much smaller, and it’s directly below the camera. On the 8X, and the phone in his hand, the logo is bigger and in the middle of the back. Another giveaway is the headphone jack placement. One this is clear: the phone in the picture is absolutely a 8X. Is this a case of an ill HTC employee, or are they hiding something?