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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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posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:02 15

1. CanYouSeeTheLight (Posts: 713; Member since: 05 Jul 2012)


Love the red/black combination looks really good. Would prefer it to the One.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:17 10

3. amats69 (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


i love it too! but i still prefer the HTC One..i love the aluminun unibody :)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 17:02 1

19. rizevnarastek (Posts: 326; 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. ;)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:32 2

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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:38 3

8. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


That'll be later in the year - the 5.9" T6. This is just a refreshed Butterfly.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:48 1

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)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 13:04 1

12. roldefol (Posts: 2858; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 16:06 1

15. Anti-Troll (banned) (Posts: 64; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


"funny animal - taller than most phones"
Don't troll please.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 16:52

17. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


Ummm.. What?

Oh, I get it now!

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 21:55

23. Taters (Posts: 2579; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:05

2. felisberto (Posts: 32; Member since: 11 Feb 2013)


average

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:18

4. amats69 (Posts: 957; Member since: 12 Nov 2012)


this is a nice upgrade for those who have the Butterfly/ DNA :)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:37 1

7. roldefol (Posts: 2858; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:27 3

5. vandroid (Posts: 251; Member since: 04 Sep 2012)


I can see dual speakers :)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:38

9. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


It is just me or in those photos HTC Butterfly S looks fat? :)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 12:56 2

11. roldefol (Posts: 2858; Member since: 28 Jan 2011)


It's just you. Looks like a Droid DNA to me. :)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 14:34

13. PhoneArenaUser (Posts: 5422; Member since: 05 Aug 2011)


Or maybe it is Droid DNA? :)

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 15:50 1

14. roldefol (Posts: 2858; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 16:52 1

18. KingKurogiii (Posts: 5536; Member since: 23 Oct 2011)


i'm starting to think the Droid name is gonna die after the Razr HD and the DNA...

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 18:14 1

20. roldefol (Posts: 2858; 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.

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 21:59

24. Taters (Posts: 2579; 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.

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 11:27

25. Berzerk000 (Posts: 3861; 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

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 16:08

16. Anti-Troll (banned) (Posts: 64; Member since: 12 Jun 2013)


Where are you xperiaDROID??

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 19:15

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?

posted on 13 Jun 2013, 20:25

22. tiara6918 (Posts: 1322; Member since: 26 Apr 2012)


Great! Now my butterfly immediately gets old within just a couple of months

posted on 19 Jun 2013, 13:19

27. Ronny666 (Posts: 108; Member since: 08 Jun 2013)


A wise man once told "looks can be deceiving". LMAO

posted on 14 Jun 2013, 14:12

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.

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