The HTC One M8 has been announced and released, so I guess it’s time to focus our attention towards the future, as we usually do. Those of you who are familiar with HTC’s line-up should be aware of the fact that the Taiwanese manufacturer usually launches at least two main flagship phones throughout the entirety of a year. For 2014, we currently have the M8, and not much else. As such, we’re expecting a sequel to the Butterfly series, and perhaps the company will also keep its interest in the phablet market going with a One max follow-up.
But, getting back to the Butterfly, it appears that the sequel (which we’ve previously heard that’s in the works) in the line-up has appeared in AnTuTu’s database, and we’re seeing some rather interesting changes in terms of specs. More on that after the break.
HTC Butterfly Sequel Hits AnTuTu – No UltraPixel Camera
The gadget you see listed above seems to be codenamed 0PAJ3, and according to the source, the handset is most likely going to be the next smartphone in the Butterfly series.
The device appears to be powered by a Snapdragon 801 MSM8974-AB processor clocked at 2.3 GHz, an Adreno 330 graphics chip and 2 GB of RAM. There are 16 GB of storage, a 1080 x 1920 screen and the smartphone appears to be running on Android 4.4.2.
More interesting however, is the fact that the 0PAJ3 appears to be equipped with an unusual (for HTC) camera setup. The device boasts a 13 MP main camera, mated with a 5 MP front-facing sensor.
In other words, the HTC Butterfly sequel might ditch the UltraPixel concept. If so, we tend to believe that the reasons behind this decision is the fact that the markets towards the Butterfly is generally aimed at (such as Japan) put a greater emphasis on the amount of megapixels in their cameras.
Whatever the case, a new HTC flagship appears to be on its way, and we have a feeling that we’ll hear more about this new Butterfly smartphone sooner rather than later. Stay tuned and we’ll keep you in the loop.