HTC may be preparing another "Butterfly" handset for Asian markets, if Twitter leaks from a usually reliable source are to be believed. @LlabTooFeR writes that a device codenamed "B2" will be the next phone in the Butterfly series, sporting similar hardware specs to the company's flagship One M8. Like previous Butterfly devices, it's said to have a glossy (likely plastic) chassis, and should be aimed primarily at Japan, Hong Kong and Taiwan.
HTC B2 is new Butterfly device, specs are the same as M8. Glossy body. It will be sold only in HK/Taiwan/Japan and some other Asian markets.— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) May 8, 2014
Given that it's been about a year since the launch of the Butterfly S, we're about due another Butterfly phone, though it's unclear how HTC might differentiate the "B2" from the M8, which is also sold in parts of Asia. The Butterfly S offered higher CPU clocks, a bigger screen and larger battery capacity than HTC's flagship of the time, the One M7, so it's possible the new Butterfly may deviant along similar lines.
To further complicate matters, HTC is also rumored to be producing a plastic-clad version of the One M8, dubbed the "M8 Ace".