HTC Officially Unveils the Butterfly S; 5" 1080p Display, 3200mAh Battery & More

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    We have heard inklings, rumblings and rumors over the past few weeks of a next-gen HTC phone called the Butterfly S. HTC quelled the rumor-mill this morning with an official announcement of the device. As it turns out, it appears to be a slightly larger, almost phablet style device. Above is a video demo of the device, and below we have the specs below and the full press release.
    • 5.0 inch Full HD 1080p, 440PPI, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • Android (unknown version at this time - probably will be 4.1.2 at launch and an upgrade to 4.2.2 shortly after)
    • Sense 5
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, (quad-core, 1.9GHz)
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 16GB, microSD for up to 64GB extra storage
    • UltraPixel Camera.
    • 3200mAh Battery
    • Dual front-facing BoomSound Speakers with Beats Audio
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • UMTS/ HSPA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps
    Just as predicted, this device includes the dual-front facing stereo speakers like the HTC One. It also features the same processor. There are some interesting differences though. First, the display is a bit bigger at a full 5-inches. Next we notice that the on-board storage is actually less at 16GB; however, the device also comes with a microSD slot, which should help mitigate some of this disparity. One very interesting thing to take note of is the large 3200 mAH battery, which is much appreciated. The press release below indicates it will be coming to the Asia Pacific markets, which is where the first Butterfly landed. Perhaps some version of the phone will come to the U.S. sometime in the near future. We will keep an eye out for it.


     
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    If this comes to big red then this maybe my next phone. I loved my htc rezound before I got a refurb as a replacement.
     
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    Yes,in 5 years. jk!
     
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    Thumbs down at ANOTHER manufacturer chiseling the internal storage because it takes a 64gig SD. And on a related note, would it be asking too much to have TWO sd slots?
     
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    If that is the next droid people may want to jump on that. Truly a nice device. HTC is looking like they are trying to make a comeback. Now how about release a Google Experience version for ATT :biggrin:.
     
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    I hear that. Given my overwhelming sense of bitterness and resentment, in response to the abysmal train-wreck commonly referred to as "Verizon's announcement and release of the HTC One," I will not be holding my breath. :mad::mad::mad::icon_ devil::mad::icon_ devil::icon_ devil::mad::mad:

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    If Verizon actually gets this device within a reasonable amount of time 1-2 months after release. I know several people who would jump on this device.

    I for one have hated HTC's awful choice of battery sizes since the Thunderbolt. And have chosen to ignore their current offerings until such a time when they actually listen to their customers and release a device with a much larger battery, such as this one.

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    doesn't look like it'll be coming to verizon. another failure on htc's part, otherwise a solid device.
     
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    if they would have made it have the front facing speakers i would be more apt to looking at it. i love the speakers on the one.

    Looks like a great device though, huge battery AND an SD card!
     
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    [h=2]We have heard inklings, rumblings and rumors over the past few weeks of a next-gen HTC phone called the Butterfly S. HTC quelled the rumor-mill this morning with an official announcement of the device. As it turns out, it appears to be a slightly larger, almost phablet style device. Above is a video demo of the device, and below we have the specs below and the full press release.

    • 5.0 inch Full HD 1080p, 440PPI, with Corning Gorilla Glass 3
    • Android (unknown version at this time - probably will be 4.1.2 at launch and an upgrade to 4.2.2 shortly after)
    • Sense 5
    • Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, (quad-core, 1.9GHz)
    • 2GB of RAM
    • 16GB, microSD for up to 64GB extra storage
    • UltraPixel Camera.
    • 3200mAh Battery
    • Dual front-facing BoomSound Speakers with Beats Audio
    • Bluetooth 4.0
    • UMTS/ HSPA: 850/900/1900/2100 MHz with HSDPA up to 42 Mbps
    [/h]
     
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    Then it's beautiful!!!
     
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