HTC Butterfly S appears with 1080p screen
0. phoneArena 20 May 2013, 09:40 posted on
We now have one more clue hinting that a new HTC Butterfly smartphone is coming soon. Dubbed HTC Butterfly S, the handset has been spotted in a User Agent Profile XML file, which does not reveal much beyond its screen resolution. That is supposed to be 1080 by 1920 pixels – exactly what we have on the HTC Butterfly...
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1. Malique001 (Posts: 58; Member since: 08 Jun 2012)
Verizon will most likely pass on the HTC One for this. It'll probably be the Droid DNA 2. Hopefully it has a Snapdragon 800 inside. Cant wait!
7. Synack (Posts: 659; Member since: 05 Jul 2011)
I was just about to type this, but yes. It will give them the opportunity to make a few more $ off the DNA for a little while longer. Is it smarter? Probably not because the HTC One has a huge campaign behind it and will likely make them more money than a "DNA 2" or whatever it could be called.
9. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
But Verizon would rather use its own Droid campaign and control the marketing than leave it up to HTC. They have no problem carrying the Galaxy S, Note and iPhone lines (relatively) untouched because they know Apple and Samsung can handle their own marketing.
Whatever they call it, a DNA 2 with One hardware enhancements sounds like a perfect phone to me, so long as they also up the storage to 32 GB and boost the battery a bit. I also hope Verizon doesn't sit on it until November because I would take one as my Q3 upgrade.
28. barondebxl (Posts: 102; Member since: 04 Nov 2011)
Hopefully they slap in a big ass battery...
2. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Another awesome phone coming from HTC!
Bring it on HTC!
11. xperiaDROID (Posts: 5047; Member since: 08 Mar 2013)
Only 3 thumbs down? Sheesh! Looks like someone is butthurt and jealous!.....Tsk....tsk...tsk...
25. ksenia (Posts: 25; Member since: 29 Apr 2013)
samsung fan boys they always hate htc. they are jealous
34. 14545 (Posts: 1059; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
I'm sorry, but not everyone that hates HTC is jealous, or a samsung fanboy. I hate HTC because I have gotten numerous lemons in the last two devices I have bought from them. So I'm inclined to not like them anymore. Also, I feel abandoned from a software update standpoint. I hate the XV6800 and the TP2, and they were both great phones for their time. Then came the thunderturd and the rezound. I went through 5 thunderturds and 2 rezounds. Now I'm out of warranty and the touch screen is trash. No water damage or fall damage. Just bad builds. I'm sick buying their trash and it not continuing to work for more than a year. Or if it does, then losing support after a year. Heck, most of their phones released now don't see anything more than 1 update, if that. All this being said, I'm not a huge fan of samsungs quality either. Honestly, in my experience, moto has the best build quality. The problem with them, or used to be, was locked bootloaders that severely hampered our Devs. Which was a real bummer because before the Google acquisition they were as bad or worse than HTC about updating their phones. So please stop with the comments about how anyone that doesn't like the "One" or any other HTC device is just a samsung fanboy. Heck, there is a reason HTC has lost as much market share as they have. They were too worried about profits for a while and didn't care about innovating the next big thing. Then once that rep caught up with them, now they are having a hard time digging themselves out because they still refuse to listen to what we want.
37. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
I feel ya. I was a sucker who bought the Flyer and never saw a software upgrade past Gingerbread. Beats those who were truly ripped off buying the Jetsream for more than an iPad and never saw one upgrade, even to Ice Cream sandwich. HTC does come out with some of the best hardware on the Android side of the isle (despite lacking innovation), but allow it to become quickly antiquated with the lousiest software support. However, I would have to say most of the thumbs down probably come from Samsung fanatics never even owning an HTC product. Amazing the rabid support Samsung and Apple have, empowered by marketing.
43. 14545 (Posts: 1059; Member since: 22 Nov 2011)
More than an ipad+contract to go along with it. I truly sorry for them. But they should have never paid 850+signed a contract. And HTC wonders why their tablets failed. My fiance has the flyer as well, and sadly it is a good device. But HTC just up and screwed us because they were stupid in how they did business. I had the Evo View and sold it to get a nexus. Can't say I'm disappointed in my decision.
3. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Awesome news but didn't we know that already? Plus the thing I dislike about HTC is there naming scheme...how does One aquait to Butterfly or desire....
12. Kurai (unregistered)
i think htc's names are unique . . . unlike samsung's and apple's 2 3 4 etc naming scheme . . .
13. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Yes but for people new to the smartphone area it may confuse them all of these phones with different names but same manufacturer and at least you can understand samsung a naming system...Galaxy encompasses them all informing you instantly that they are from samsung...
16. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
The Incredible S is still the best name ever given to a phone even by today. If you know what i mean.
4. ryq24 (Posts: 469; Member since: 17 Oct 2011)
I hope it will have micro sd card slot and NFC!
8. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
Of course it will have NFC...all high end phones have NFC these days...
5. MCrapp (Posts: 312; Member since: 07 Apr 2013)
So HTC One is a flagship for 2013 or Butterfly!
10. squallz506 (banned) (Posts: 1075; Member since: 19 Oct 2011)
If this new butterfly lands on verizon, It won't get as many updates as the one will. It will also be bogged down with bloatware. The one is the flagship, this is probably a verizon exclusive. I'm still let down that HTC says over and over that they arent going to release as many devices, but they still release 25+ phones a year x/
17. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
HTC doesn't handle updates for Verizon phones though, strictly speaking. Verizon pushes OTA firmware and controls the release schedule. If my *very Verizonified* HTC Rezound is any indication, updates will be slow but they will come. Verizon just likes to test the hell out of updates to minimize complaints afterward.
And if you think a Verizon One would escape the bloatware demons, you don't know Verizon.
38. RomeoJDR (Posts: 237; Member since: 09 Dec 2011)
Verizon does delay the release of updates by testing the hell out of them, but it is still the manufacturers who are responsible for providing the working update. They just like to blame the providers. When I emailed complaining to HTC for abandoning the Flyer on Honeycomb, they responded back blaming service providers when the Flyer is a wifi only device.
39. lsutigers (Posts: 697; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
It has nothing to do with testing and everything to do with adding as much possible Verizon branded crapware that nobody uses.
40. lsutigers (Posts: 697; Member since: 08 Mar 2009)
Really nice phone I may get it if I stick with Verizon but that is my main concern too, the updates will be slow, full of crapware and will probably not get as many updates as the One.
24. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Butterfly series is what the Note series is to the S series
14. gwuhua1984 (Posts: 1237; Member since: 06 Mar 2012)
Well... I'm ready to go up a level on screen size... So this phone will probably be my next phone if it comes to fruit.
15. N-fanboy (Posts: 528; Member since: 12 Jan 2013)
Wtf :O the one just got released like two minutes ago... But i guess this will shut SGS4 on which is android topdog lolmfao
19. WHoyton1 (Posts: 1619; Member since: 21 Feb 2013)
You haven't even seen this phone or the specs (except for the screen) of it! Besides if we are judging phones like that .....note 3 will kill all!
20. abcdefgh (banned) (Posts: 471; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)
good phone but not gonna sale just like htc first
21. lallolu (Posts: 228; Member since: 18 Sep 2012)
Hope it comes with 13mp regular sony camera and better battery.
22. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
The Butterfly looks much beeter than the One. With red ascents!
23. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
You sir do not get many green thumbs from me, but I agree! Slap stereo speakers on the Butterfly and you've got one of the best designed phones ever.
27. Damo579 (Posts: 132; Member since: 18 May 2013)
Lets see how good it is when the official specs come out. I don't have an android but I like HTC the most out of all of the android manufacturers. I saw the HTC one in person the other day and it's very nice.
29. BadAssAbe (Posts: 434; Member since: 22 Apr 2011)
HTC DNA should be a
HTC ONE clone with a 5in screen replacing the onscreen buttons
36. TROLL (banned) (Posts: 4851; Member since: 13 Apr 2012)
And with stereo speakers, and came with S800 cpu
30. papss (unregistered)
I'm thinking about buying the HTC One in a few weeks but still undecided.
35. nvrhde (Posts: 69; Member since: 10 Nov 2012)
HTC One with stock Android to reportedly launch by the end of the summer.
41. tokuzumi (Posts: 233; Member since: 27 Aug 2009)
HTC is only making one halo device this year....with 3 versions, oh and there's this phone too, which is pretty much the same thing, except for slightly better specs. I'm sure 3 versions of this phone will be released, too. The US variant will not have expandable storage. The overseas version will have MicroSD support, and I'm sure China/India will get a dual sim. Way to stick to your guns, HTC!