HTC Butterfly S poses for the camera
The HTC Butterfly S is also expected to feature BlinkFeed, the screen that shows a visual representation of your social network feeds. There also is the possibility that the camera on the back of the device will use the same UltraPixel technology found on the HTC One. This uses a smaller number of larger-sized pixels, allowing more light to infiltrate the sensor resulting in better pictures under low-lighting conditions.
The HTC Butterfly S is expected to be unveiled during an HTC event on June 19th, along with the entry-level (but impressive sounding) HTC Desire 600.
HTC Butterfly S
source: VRZone, EngadgetChina (translated) via SlashGear
1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 814; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Love the red/black combination looks really good. Would prefer it to the One.
3. amats69 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
i love it too! but i still prefer the HTC One..i love the aluminun unibody :)
19. rizevnarastek (Posts: 330; Member since: 06 Sep 2012)
Hmm mm, a polycarbonate One with an SD slot. Don't know which "one" is better. Great implementation by HTC, it only made sense. ;)
6. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
The red/black is beautiful. But just wondering, arent they going to increase it to at least 5.5 inches? I dont like phablets, but they need products in that class because others are already doing it.
8. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
That'll be later in the year - the 5.9" T6. This is just a refreshed Butterfly.
10. EXkurogane (Posts: 863; Member since: 07 Mar 2013)
Ah, i thought Butterfly series should be the phablet series (just like the first galaxy note which is 5 inches and then they increase from there)
12. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
The Butterfly is a funny animal - taller than most phones, but not wide enough to be a phablet. It's the absolute limit of what I would call a phone.
Hmmm... maybe their phablet will be the One XL. Like the Sensation XL.
15. Anti-Troll (banned) (Posts: 64; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)
"funny animal - taller than most phones"
Don't troll please.
23. Taters (Posts: 2903; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
HTC land is a strange place. They have trolls that are anti themselves and butterflies that are taller than phones. Remind me not to visit that place.
4. amats69 (Posts: 1033; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
this is a nice upgrade for those who have the Butterfly/ DNA :)
7. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I doubt we'll see it as the DNA S though. Probably not worth the time/money for Verizon to add a speaker and marginally better processor. It could still happen, but I expect them to focus on the One launch instead.
9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5478; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
It is just me or in those photos HTC Butterfly S looks fat? :)
11. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It's just you. Looks like a Droid DNA to me. :)
14. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I don't think the DNA has sold well enough to justify a sequel. It's a good product with great reviews, and I like the feel of it, but I think Verizon is better off jumping on the One bandwagon.
18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5589; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)
i'm starting to think the Droid name is gonna die after the Razr HD and the DNA...
20. roldefol (Posts: 2860; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
I agree. The brand has served its purpose of bringing attention to Android and serving up a branded opposition to the iPhone. It used to indicate a purer Android experience, but of late they're just as bloated as anything else on Verizon.
I think Verizon was planning to sell the Butterfly S as the Droid DNA 2, but nixed that plan when the DNA petered out. That's why they're so late to the party with their One.
24. Taters (Posts: 2903; Member since: 28 Jan 2013)
It is going to be fat. The best they can do with boom sound, ultra pixels, and an amp is a 4.7 inch phone larger than some 5 inch phones at 9.3mm.
They couldn't even get the HTC 8x below 10.1mm and this will be no different especially since it has a 5 inch screen. It is typical HTC quality. That is just how they roll. They like fat.
25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 4000; Member since: 26 Jun 2011)
It's just the curved back makes it look thicker than it actually is, when you get it in your hand it'll feel a lot thinner than it actually is. Ergonomics are nice
21. noosskw (Posts: 1; Member since: 13 Jun 2013)
why the article used "copies" instead of "follow" for a phone come from the same company?
22. tiara6918 (Posts: 1395; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)
Great! Now my butterfly immediately gets old within just a couple of months
27. Ronny666 (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)
A wise man once told "looks can be deceiving". LMAO
26. Karriope (Posts: 95; Member since: 07 Jun 2013)
Think I find the One classier but the Butterfly's not bad either. Hope it's still splash resistant.