Back in 2012, HTC launched one of its most advanced smartphone models, the HTC Butterfly. The device was the first smartphones to sport a 5 inch 1080p full high definition display, along with several other impressive features. The device was unfortunately not rolled out across Europe, but clocked up impressive sales figures in countries like Taiwan, homeland of its manufacturer and Japan where it's called the HTC J Butterfly.
Recently, a new version of the phone has been announced by
HTC, Slash Gear reports. The HTC Butterfly S sees a number of upgraded features
over previous model. The device sports a similar 5 inch 1080p super LCD3
display, 2 GB of RAM, 16 GB of storage, 1.9 GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600
processor and a microSD slot. The operating system of choice is Android Jellybean,
which runs in conjunction with HTC’s custom Android interface, Sense 5.0. This
includes a number of similar features to the HTC One flagship model, such as
BlinkFeed which allows users to customise and stream live content to the home screen
from sources such as the news, calendars and social networking apps. Cheap deals on the HTC One are availale here.
Another key feature of the device, which had been previously rumoured is its camera. It sports the same 4 Ultrapixel camera as showcased on the HTC One, and includes the same package of camera applications like HTC Zoe. A number of other features are also included on the HTC Butterfly S which were showcase on the HTC One. These include BoomSound and Beats Audio for enhanced sound quality.
Slash Gear reports that the HTC Butterfly S is set to be launched in China in July, but has not commented on the wider availability of the phone. However, several weeks ago there were rumours that the phone would be launched in the UK and other European markets, so we expect to hear confirmation soon so will be sure to keep you posted when we hear of any developments.