HTC Butterfly S appears with 1080p screen

HTC Butterfly S appears with 1080p screen
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

The first time when we heard about the possibility of an HTC Butterfly successor launching was when a company executive confirmed that a sequel was coming indeed. He did not reveal further details, which leaves plenty of room for speculation. According to rumors, the HTC Butterfly S will adopt features found on the HTC One flagship, including BlinkFeed, an Ultrapixel camera sensor and Boom Sound audio with stereo speakers and all.

At this time we have no solid clues as to when the rumored HTC Butterfly S may be released, but a launch in Q3 of 2013 might not be out of the question. 

Thanks for the tip!

source: HTC (XML file) via G 4 Games

Related phones

Butterfly S
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 4 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 16 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3200 mAh(25h 3G talk time)



1. Malique001

Posts: 58; Member since: Jun 08, 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: 688; Member since: Jul 05, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 180; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

Hopefully they slap in a big ass battery...

2. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Another awesome phone coming from HTC! Bring it on HTC!

11. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Only 3 thumbs down? Sheesh! Looks like someone is butthurt and jealous!.....Tsk....tsk...tsk...

25. ksenia

Posts: 25; Member since: Apr 29, 2013

samsung fan boys they always hate htc. they are jealous

33. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

I agree.

34. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 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.

42. kraken1

Posts: 1; Member since: May 21, 2013

My HTC flyer is currently running ics.

43. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 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.


Posts: 63; Member since: Feb 14, 2013


32. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013


3. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Awesome news but didn't we know that already? Plus the thing I dislike about HTC is there naming 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: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 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: Mar 07, 2013

The Incredible S is still the best name ever given to a phone even by today. If you know what i mean.

18. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Hahaha very good !

4. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

I hope it will have micro sd card slot and NFC!

8. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Of course it will have NFC...all high end phones have NFC these days...

5. MCrapp

Posts: 318; Member since: Apr 07, 2013

So HTC One is a flagship for 2013 or Butterfly!

6. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

HTC One.

10. squallz506

Posts: 1075; Member since: Oct 19, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 245; Member since: Dec 09, 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: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 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: 832; Member since: Mar 08, 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: Mar 06, 2012

Butterfly series is what the Note series is to the S series

14. gwuhua1984

Posts: 1237; Member since: Mar 06, 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.

Latest Stories

This copy is for your personal, non-commercial use only. You can order presentation-ready copies for distribution to your colleagues, clients or customers at or use the Reprints & Permissions tool that appears at the bottom of each web page. Visit for samples and additional information.