HTC announces the Butterfly S smartphone
The Butterfly S was unveiled in Taipei today. The 5-inch Android smartphone replaces the previous Butterfly model and offers features that make the S arguably better than the Taiwanese company's flagship One.
The new mobile device has a 5-inch 1920 x 1080 display, a 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor, 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, a microSD slot that supports up to 64 GB cards, 802.11 a/ac/b/g/n wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, GPS, NFC, and an infrared blaster.
These are certainly solid specs, but the real selling points of the upgraded Butterfly are its cameras, speakers, and battery. The back-facing camera, like we saw before in the One, is a 4 MP UltraPixel camera that supports HTC Zoe rapid shots. The front-facing camera is a very reasonable 2.1 MP wide-angle cam for video calls. The speakers are again borrowed from the flagship smartphone and offer front-facing BoomSound. And finally the battery is a huge 3,200 mAh which HTC claims can support up to 3.5 days of continuous music playback.
Grey, white, and red models of the Butterfly S will be available in Taiwan sometime in July for US$766. Pricing and availability for other countries have not yet been announced.