Remember last year? When HTC launched the J Butterfly in Japan, the Butterfly in Asia, and the Droid DNA in America? That’s right, while much of the world enjoyed the opportunity to buy one of the first 1080p smartphones, the UK looked on enviously.
Today, it’s a different story, as not only can we buy the 1080p HTC One, but the Galaxy S4 and the Xperia Z too. However, the 5-inch, Full HD Butterfly is still the one that got away. Now, HTC has announced a sequel to the Butterfly, named the Butterfly S, and has rekindled all those feelings from late 2012.
The phone has the same 5-inch, 1080p display as the old model, however the processor has been upgraded to a Snapdragon 600 running at a very speedy 1.9GHz. That makes it quicker than the HTC One. Like the Android flagship phone, the Butterfly S uses HTC’s UltraPixel camera, plus Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5 over the top.
HTC has packed 16GB of storage space into the phone, along with 2GB of RAM, plus there is a microSD card slot. Additionally, a BoomSound amplifier powers a pair of stereo speakers, and Beats Audio enhancements too. The battery has been given a boost and is now a 3200mAh cell, which should see the phone last for the day, but it does mean the chassis is now thicker and heavier than before.
The Butterfly S will go on sale in Taiwan next month, however there is no word on whether HTC will release it elsewhere. This type of phone is considerably more desirable now than it was last year, so there’s a great chance HTC will do the decent thing this time around, and give us a Butterfly S of our own.