HTC Butterfly S poses for the camera
0. phoneArena 13 Jun 2013, 11:58 posted on
The HTC Butterfly S has been photographed in China, and looks to be about the same size as its predecessor; the original HTC Butterfly came with a 5 inch screen with 1080 x 1920 resolution.But there is a change to the placement of the speakers. Instead of the one speaker on the back of the original HTC Butterfly, the HTC Butterfly S copies the HTC One with the two front facing stereo speakers called BoomSound...
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1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 859; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)
Love the red/black combination looks really good. Would prefer it to the One.
3. amats69 (Posts: 1082; 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: 2971; 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: 2971; 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: 3220; 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: 1082; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)
this is a nice upgrade for those who have the Butterfly/ DNA :)
7. roldefol (Posts: 2971; 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: 5480; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)
It is just me or in those photos HTC Butterfly S looks fat? :)
11. roldefol (Posts: 2971; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)
It's just you. Looks like a Droid DNA to me. :)
14. roldefol (Posts: 2971; 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: 5620; 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: 2971; 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: 3220; 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: 4067; 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: 1438; 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.