HTC Butterfly S – Flagship or The Odd Kid On The Block?
HTC’s Butterfly is not one of the manufacturer’s oldest devices, but the company is already preparing a replacement. We covered in the past the rumors surrounding the HTC Butterfly S (Droid DNA 2), but now we have official word from HTC in regards to Butterfly S’ release date and features.
Although initially dubbed HTC Butterfly 2, the Butterfly S is a massive 5-inch smartphone which takes a lot of design cues from the HTC One. Overall, the handset appears to be a slightly beefed up version of the HTC One. Interested in more details? Join us after the break for more.
With the Butterfly S you are getting Android Jelly Bean (we don’t know yet which iteration) with HTC’s Sense 5 UI on top. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz per core. The display features a 1080p resolution with a 440 pixel per inch density and comes protected by Corning’s Gorilla Glass 3. There are 2 GB of RAM at your disposal and 16 GB of storage (expandable via a micro SD card slot).
The HTC Butterfly S also features front-facing BoomSound speakers with Beats Audio enhancements, an UltraPixel front facing camera and a massive 3200 mAh battery. By the looks of it, the Butterfly S is hitting all the right spots but it remains to be seen how it fares when compared to the heralded HTC One.
HTC is preparing a lot of new hardware in the shape of the One Mini, the Butterfly S and the red and blue variants of the HTC One.
The only thing I am a little bit confused about is the company’s statement from earlier this year according to which it will launch a single high-end smartphone this year. Isn’t the Butterfly S a better phone? It sure seems like it if you look at the massive battery capacity, higher clocked CPU and a few other minor details.
With HTC One sales still going strong, I am worried that the Butterfly S might make those of you who bought the One feel a little bit disappointed. The HTC Butterfly S release date is set for July in Asia-Pacific markets, but so far no word on when those living in North America or Europe will get it.
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