HTC preps 5.2" waterproof Butterfly 2 flagship, colored front panels pop up

HTC preps 5.2
HTC is working on a sequel to the Butterfly handset, that, judging from leaked front panels, seems to fit in the niche between the 4.7" HTC One and the monster 6" One Max phablet.

The Butterfly 2 is said to sport a 5.2" Full HD panel, similar to the LG G2, and apparently is coming in white, black and blue versions. Snapdragon 800 will be running the show, claims the source, but the kicker is that the whole device will be waterproof, with HTC taking a page from Sony's playbook.

If you remember, we heard about a potential HTC Butterfly 2 coming in Q3 way back in May, and the source then tipped the Note 3 and G2 as well, so their prediction about the rest of the Butterfly 2 features might be spot on, too. The second Butterfly edition was said to come with an UltraPixel camera and Boomsound frontal speakers then, so all in all, a pretty stellar handset to look forward to. 

Have a look at these alleged screen panels from the Butterfly 2 to gauge how the phone might end up looking like. We might not see it announced together with HTC's first phablet on October 15th or 17th, depending on whose rumor you believe, as the source says it will be unveiled for the Chinese New Year some time in January. Makes sense, if HTC doesn't want it to clash with the holiday sales of the One.

source: CTechePrice

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34 Comments

1. WHoyton1

Posts: 1635; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

Just like the HTC 8S, lovely design!

15. dan86

Posts: 298; Member since: Mar 17, 2012

But that thick bezle is annoying! HTC should learn trimming.

24. sinple

Posts: 132; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

its for the front boom speaker

26. Arsen

Posts: 32; Member since: Aug 07, 2013

Shut up! stop bitching about your thick bezel thing.

29. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

There's nothing wrong with it as long as it's functional like having the BoomSound speakers, unlike other phones with thick bezels and no features to justify it. I really would like to get an HTC One but hopefully this new Butterfly will have a Verizon variant... doubtful but I'm in no rush. I can always buy a used Droid DNA and keep my Spectrum 2 as a backup device.

2. newbey123

Posts: 701; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Dang you HTC why do this to me. I was all set to the the One Max, now I might need to wait for this!

3. AfterShock

Posts: 4146; Member since: Nov 02, 2012

Bezel, moar bezel. Sorry HTC, I've left to the nexus. Besides, like this would be sold anywhere other then select markets keeps it a pipe dream.

11. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Moar bezel? Maybe you mean more bezel..

4. ryq24

Posts: 875; Member since: Oct 17, 2011

This phone is available in the philippines and its expensive. Not worth the money. But its a pretty good looking phone.

12. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

I think youre referring to butterfly s....this isnt out yet in the market...try to read the article

5. androiphone20

Posts: 1654; Member since: Jul 10, 2013

It's time I took htc seriously

6. hmd74

Posts: 540; Member since: Jan 31, 2013

Why don't they (samy,HTC,Sony) understand? It's not about specifications! It's about the price and features!

7. N-fanboy

Posts: 543; Member since: Jan 12, 2013

Htc has been stepping it up in the design department recently, and here is no exception!

8. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

HTC needs to sort out the flagship confusion. In 18 months you saw Appsung only releasing 2 Flagships phones with a capital F referring to the yearly model, while HTC lined up the One X, One X+, HTC Butterfly which was called Droid DNA somewhere else for some reason (confusion), then the HTC One (confusion), then Butterfly S, then Butterfly 2. Can someone tell me between the Ones, Xs and +s which is supposed to be HTC's premier lineup, cause these names are giving be Butterflies and so they to ppl who rather go with something more clear.

10. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

This not for the US market. The DNA was a one time thing for Verizon. The butterfly is an Asian phone. The only confuse is you.

28. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Not really. You buy the latest HTC phone and the next best HTC phone is out 3 months later. Guess what, ppl. are confused and HTC is going down the drains.

31. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

Like samsung? How many different S4 do they have? Just in korea they have one with a S800 and the octa-core. HTC only the HTC one and the butterfly S which has only been released in Asia.

34. StacksTM

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Are you one of those consumers that needs to be told "buy this one, it's our best"? I don't understand that point of thinking. Why do you need an OEM to tell you "This is our Flagship, buy this phone above all else". Why can't the consumer make that decision? I don't need a manufacturer to tell me what their best phone is for me to purchase. I make that decision. I want HTC to launch monster spec phone every quarter if need be simultaneously at that. If I like it and it fits my needs, I'll cop it. Case closed.

9. ahmed_ali_yossef2010

Posts: 164; Member since: Jul 26, 2012

Dat design ! HTC is doing really a good job in design department it's just some more effort and 8 mp maybe ultra pixel camera and it will be excellent

18. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

I'm designing mobiles and I draw a phone just like this i'm on a good way :D

13. Epicness1o1

Posts: 305; Member since: May 30, 2013

It is so awesome ;_;

14. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

So if the rumored s600 of HTC One max is true then ill wait for this device.. Waterproof with fantastic boomsound...wow!..but im just curious if they put also finger print scanner..lets just wait and see in this coming months...

16. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

And i wish they also offer a red/black color of this phone..same with my red htc one..i really love that color combination!

30. JC557

Posts: 1919; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

I want an Ice Blue color but that seems to be a Best Buy exclusive. I wouldn't mind the red black combo seen on the Droid DNA though.

17. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

What bezel? It has a very narrow bezel...

22. KParks23

Posts: 725; Member since: Oct 13, 2010

I think there referring to the bottom 2 inch of wasted space!

32. rizevnarastek

Posts: 349; Member since: Sep 06, 2012

It's not wasted space. Speakers need somewhere to be put. People complained about the HTC logo replacing the third button. Now they've put a speaker in it's place. I was interested about this Butterfly 2 but seeing the bottom speaker being different that the one up to kinda leaves me cold. I like symmetry and the Butterfly S is better looking. If only it was available in matt black like the original Butterfly.

19. chandra7894

Posts: 11; Member since: Sep 27, 2013

No Ultrapixel madness please. Kindly give 12 MP camera so we can detialsl in photos

21. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

Ultrapixel is good..only the 4mp is not enough...if they put only 8mp then it will be a good one.

20. hboy857

Posts: 367; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Sexy.

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