HTC Butterfly S official: UltraPixel Camera, BoomSound, 5-inch display

June 19, 2013
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When the HTC One was introduced not long after the DROID DNA (and the original HTC Butterfly), it seemed as if the larger-display-toting machine would be left in the dust, so to speak. Not so! Here we're seeing HTC upgrade the HTC Butterfly line with an HTC Butterfly S, a machine that takes essentially every great part of the HTC One and adds a massive display to boot!

What we're expecting with this machine is that Verizon will eventually pick it up to release not long after the HTC One - it'd be an odd combination to have the two out at the same time, but such is the oddity that is Verizon's release schedule.

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Inside this machine is a 5-inch 1080p display backed up by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor - the same as the HTC One. Up front is scratch-resistant glass with a 4-megapixel "UltraPixel" camera in the back with a single LED flash bulb.

The display is Super LCD 3 touch-enabled technology-wise and comes in at a cool 440ppi. This device works with a massive 3200mAh battery as well - and it'd better with a display and brightness such as this.

Up front are also a couple of front-facing speakers working with HTC's own BoomSound technology for massive sound-blasting, these right beside a front-facing 2.1-megapixel camera with 88-degree wide-angle lens. Also inside is HTC's own ImageChip 2 processor, again the same as the HTC One.

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This device also works with a microSD card for memory expansion - finally! This might seem like a fabulous addition as this machine still works with just 16GB of internal storage, but we'll have to wait and see if this feature hits the states - it might just be axed before it gets here. Same goes for the black, white, or red colorways.

VIA SlashGear; VR-Zone


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  • skati skate

    Is this plastic or metal?

    • hibin zhuang

      it should be metal

    • Frank Lin

      it’s plastic (polycarbonate) but obviously well built. It’s more of a shiny look than the matte of the One X/X+ which had a “rugged” feel to its polycarbonate.

      • skati skate

        WHAT?! I’m getting the 5S or One then

  • javallee

    Can we PLEASE see more marketing from HTC already!!??! These devices are awesome, and need to brought to light to get more market share! ALSO….3200mAH…..FINALLY

    • http://www.androidcommunity.com Cory Gunther

      Yes.. bigger battery and SD slot. High five!

    • Frank Lin

      Not for the Butterfly S, but for the One. For now they should keep pushing for the One to be marketed. It’s a bit too early to put this phone around the world, or else people will accuse HTC of diluting their flagship. They will start raging and disappointing themselves that the One is an old phone already in less than 2 months. I think they unveiled it a bit too early. It also gives time for Samsung or whoever to screw them over with a newer phone. There are rumours HTC has another large phone, the T6 or One Max in the works.

  • Rob Watkins

    I wonder if this is the next Droid device from Verizon. Droiddoes went active on twitter yesterday, which means there something close to being announced.