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The HTC Butterfly S can't come sooner, so here's what you can do about it

The HTC Butterfly S can't come sooner, so here's what you can do about it
Alrighty! So bar regional pricing and availability, this far we know pretty much everything about the HTC Butterfly S - including the fact that it's one of the speediest devices out there, overshadowing all of its HTC brethren, the One included.

If patience isn't your strong suit and the built-up anticipation is driving you insane, there are some options if you live in the good ol' US of A.

If eBay is too shady for your taste, or the price tag there puts you off, you now have an additional option. Overseas Electronics is now officially offering to sell you the Butterfly S unlocked, should you deem $850 a worthy investment for HTC's latest and greatest. To sweeten the deal, you're also offered a choice of color ranging from Black, Grey, Red and White with a UPS delivery that will set you back an additional $12.

A tad more affordable, the folks over at Negri Electronics offer you almost the same deal for $772 with a few noteworthy drawbacks – the device is only available in black as of this writing, and there's no indication as to when exactly the device will ship to your doorstep.

Lest you forget, the HTC Butterfly S is scheduled to launch with some juicy internals – a quad-core 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, 2 gigs of RAM and 5 inches of 1080p glory. Accompanying those are an Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, HTC's trademark 4MP 'Ultrapixel' camera and a set of two stereo speakers, dubbed BoomSound by the Taiwan-based manufacturer.

source: GSMArena

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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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24 Comments

1. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

htc please make 10 flagships every year and please dont release it sooner please this is the request and please dont give fast updates please and never ever give micro sd card expansion please htc please

3. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

This is PhoneArena, not HTC. If you have any questions, please go tohttps://www.facebook.com/HTC. :)

4. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

i already mailed them :D bt i think they a before u posted comment :D

7. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

i already mailed them :D bt i think they are not listening so better try PA before u posted comment :D

2. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Well, Verizon fans, this could have been your phone if everyone weren't clamoring for the One instead. We'll see if the Butterfly S ever comes to the States.

5. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1175; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

I'm so lost, didn't Htc say they were making one flagship for this year? Now we've got the One and then the much better Butterfly S, One users must be pissed as this addresses the lack of expandable mem option in the One.

6. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I guess they don't consider the Butterfly to be their global flagship (only select markets). Just because it's a more capable phone doesn't mean it's the flagship. Also, the One is positioned against both larger (S4) and smaller (iPhone, Lumia) phones. The Butterfly is clearly positioned against big phones.

8. ngo2dd

Posts: 896; Member since: Jul 08, 2011

So how is this phone a flagship if it is only being release UN tawin so far? How many S4 did Samsung release so far?

9. MachidoDen

Posts: 202; Member since: May 30, 2013

actually HTC is so smart that rather than focusing on marketing they make 5 flagships every year this is the only key to HTC's success today thats y they are on top beating samsung in every market :D lol

10. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Snark aside, HTC really shot themselves in the foot in 2011-2012. Instead of focusing on getting one great phone on all carriers, they kept playing the carrier exclusives game that Apple refused to play all along (by which I mean they control the entire device) and Samsung stopped playing with the GS3. They're still suffering from the dozen flagships they had 2 years ago. As the recent First showed, they're still acting like a contract manufacturer when it suits them.

11. _Bone_

Posts: 2155; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Too bad it isn't a SD800.

12. tech2

Posts: 3487; Member since: Oct 26, 2012

Its HTC ! Just wait for them and they'll release another flagship by the year end with SD800

13. XPERIA-KNIGHT unregistered

The note 3 and Sony z Ultra will be out by the time HTC releases a flagship with a snapdragon 800 soc

14. axbog

Posts: 21; Member since: Jun 03, 2013

Would you stfu? Every f.cking body is an expert on what the market wants. I see here nerdholes that have all sort of criticism about a product or another. Stfu, nobody cares what you, a niche consumer who buys mostly second hand deviced, want. Just be glad there is such a variety to choose from. All I hear is: "final nail in the coffin for HTC", "shot themselves in the foot etc". Just shut it. All I see is a company with a variety of products I can choose from. Maybe I don't want to have the same Iphone as my fat neighbour or the same Galaxy as the sales agents all across town. Maybe I want metal body with no card, maybe I want card, big battery and plastic, maybe smaller screen, wtfever. I don't even care if HTC goes bust. I'll buy something else. Till then, people can buy from them whatever device suits their personality.

15. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

HTC may have a good variety of products to offer, but if they can't keep their profitability up because of poor product planning, positioning, and marketing, they will not be a successful firm. I want HTC to succeed, but they need to stay focused and not repeat the mistakes of the past.

21. babyk

Posts: 379; Member since: Nov 03, 2011

Totally agree with u. Currently have an s4 I will sell this crap away and get butterfly s.if htc one was 5 inches I would have never bought this crap s4.

16. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

I'd rather have the One. Looks better, is cheaper, basically the same chipset and same crappy camera. That being said, considering how the One S is being treated (no 4.2.2) update, why trust HTC to update any of their new products?

17. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

sadly, everywhere it has become about the companies, their shares, marketing , strategy etc etc.. One should go back to basics and learn to appreciate good phones.

18. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Unfortunately, it's not 2009 anymore. The market has gelled around the iPhone and Galaxy S. The rest are fighting for remaining market share and relevance.

19. rawbow

Posts: 428; Member since: Mar 30, 2012

That may be true, but bashing decently specd phones seems so misplaced. Maybe its just me but we cant expect underdogs to become champions in a day and with one phone. HTC is listening to customers with its battery and SD slots.

20. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

Battery yes, SD slot may only be for markets that absolutely demand it. Last year the Droid DNA was almost identical to the Butterfly, but it lacked an SD slot. Between the iPhone, Lumia, Nexus 4, and now the One, removable batteries and memory are becoming things of the past. I'm skeptical of phones that look great on paper but either aren't proven or have no carrier support. The Oppo Find 5 looks great, but it's an uphill battle for smaller companies in the US.

24. PK1983

Posts: 215; Member since: Aug 08, 2012

Oppo constantly releases updates to the device, their overlay not Android. They actually read the suggestions people leave on their facebook page. To me that is the hallmark of good customer support. I'd buy an Oppo over a Samsung or HTC in a heartbeat.

22. PermanentHiatus

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 22, 2012

Or just wait to get it on Verizon as the DNA 2 aka DLXPLUS.

23. roldefol

Posts: 4744; Member since: Jan 28, 2011

I'm not convinced that's ever coming. I think they may have scrapped the DNA 2 in favor of the One. It's just as well. We don't need the Droid DNA 2 and Droid Ultra cannibalizing each other.

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