The HTC One has been one of the most successful smartphone models of the year, and it was recently revealed that phone has clocked up 5 million sales. Of course, prior to its launch it was also revealed that component shortages led to widespread delays in to its launch, which also left severe stock shortages in many markets, negatively affected sales. However, the majority of these supply chain issues have now been resolved, so it is expected that the popularity of the HTC One will only increase throughout the rest of 2013.
Having clocked up impressive levels of both commercial success and critical acclaim, it appears that the Taiwanese manufacturer is gearing up to launch two new devices based on its current flagship device. These are set to be the HTC One Mini which was previously rumoured as the HTC M4, and the HTC Butterfly S.
GSM Arena has recently reported on some of the specifications of these devices. The HTC One Mini will be a smaller, lower spec but more affordable version of the flagship phone. Its features will include a 4.3 inch display with a 720p resolution, dual-core processor, Android 4.2 OS with HTC Sense 5.0 UI and 2 GB of RAM. First published here:
The HTC Butterfly S will sport a number of upgrades over the original HTC Butterfly, which was never released in Europe. Key features of the device are set to include a 5 inch 1080p display, Snapdragon chipset, microSD slot and upgraded battery capacity.
Furthermore, both devices are also expected to incorporate Ultrapixel
cameras. The HTC One packs a 4 Ultrapixel camera, and while this may not sound
as impressive as cameras with higher megapixel resolutions, it has proven to be
one of the most capable smartphone cameras in tests, particularly excelling in
low lighting conditions. Visit our website for HTC One deals and offers.
GSM Arena also reports that the HTC Butterfly S will be released in June, with the HTC One Mini expect to hit the market in mid July. Over the coming weeks though, we are likely to hear more news about the features, availability and release dates of these devices so we will keep you updated when we hear of any developments.