HTC Butterfly S poses for the camera

HTC Butterfly S poses for the camera
The unannounced 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 offering 1080 x 1920 resolution. Based on leaked photographs, 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. Other rumors focus on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 said to be powering the phone.

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.


source: VRZone, EngadgetChina (translated) via SlashGear

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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)

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27 Comments

1. CanYouSeeTheLight

Posts: 1122; Member since: Jul 05, 2012

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

3. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

19. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 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: Mar 07, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

10. EXkurogane

Posts: 863; Member since: Mar 07, 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: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

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

17. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Ummm.. What? Oh, I get it now!

23. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

2. felisberto

Posts: 34; Member since: Feb 11, 2013

average

4. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

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

7. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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.

5. vandroid

Posts: 405; Member since: Sep 04, 2012

I can see dual speakers :)

9. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

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

11. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

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

13. PhoneArenaUser

Posts: 5498; Member since: Aug 05, 2011

Or maybe it is Droid DNA? :)

14. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

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

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 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: 4275; Member since: Jun 26, 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

16. Anti-Troll

Posts: 64; Member since: Jun 12, 2013

Where are you xperiaDROID??

21. noosskw

Posts: 1; Member since: Jun 13, 2013

why the article used "copies" instead of "follow" for a phone come from the same company?

22. tiara6918

Posts: 2262; Member since: Apr 26, 2012

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

27. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

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

26. Karriope

Posts: 148; Member since: Jun 07, 2013

Think I find the One classier but the Butterfly's not bad either. Hope it's still splash resistant.

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