A worthy successor to the original Butterfly with some HTC One influences
HTC has just unveiled the successor to its flagship Butterfly device from last year at an event in Taiwan, and it is indeed named the Butterfly S as previously rumored. As the name would lead you to believe, this is a mild refresh to the original handset, borrowing many features from its cousin the HTC One. The Butterfly S is packing dual front-facing BoomSound speakers as well as an UltraPixel camera, keeping the same 5-inch 1080P display.
On the inside, the specs have been bumped to a 1.9GHz Snapdragon 600 processor, alongside 2GB of RAM, 16GB of storage and a notably large 3200mAh battery. This Taiwanese version has a simple quad-band HSPA+ radio on-board.
Being that it has been announced at a localized event in Taiwan, we have no indication of the Butterfly S ever making it to Western markets. But for the local market we're looking at a price of about NT $22,900 (~$765 USD) for the device. Given the similarity of specs and styling of the One and Butterfly S -- not to mention the big marketing push behind the One in the West -- we wouldn't expect too much overlap in offering the handsets in the same market.