HTC has finally announced the replacing model to the original Butterfly smartphone in the Butterfly S. The original Butterfly was among the first Android smartphones to pack a Full HD display so the successor has to be pretty special too. And although not as revolutionary, the Butterfly S is not bad either.
Just like its predecessor, the Butterfly S has a 5 inch Full HD display, protected by Gorilla Glass 3. It runs on Android Jelly Bean, customized with HTC’s Sense 5.
Under the hood is a 1.9Ghz quad-core SnapDragon 600 processor with 2 GB RAM. At the back is a 4 megapixel ultrapixel camera, same as that of the HTC One. The phone holds 16 GB of memory onboard, along with a memory card slot and 25 GB DropBox storage for 2 years. A massive 3200 mAh battery powers up the unit.
Here are the specifications for the HTC Butterfly:
- Android Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5
- 5 inch display with Full HD resolution of 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection
- Weight: 160 grams
- 9.1 mm thick
- 1.9Ghz quad-core Krait 300 processor with SnapDragon 600 chipset
- 2 GB RAM with 16 GB expandable internal storage
- 4 megapixel camera with UltraPixel sensor
- 1080p Full HD video recording with HDR and LED Flash
- 2.1 megapixel wide-angle front-facing camera
- Bluetooth 4.0, microUSB 2.0, NFC, Wifi Hotspot
- 3200 mAh battery
- Available in White, Black, Red and Gray colors
The phone will be available in July and later onwards for an introductory price of $766, which means around Rs. 80,000. That’s more than the asking price for the One, but then again some specs are better here too, including the larger display.
Meanwhile, the original Butterfly is available for Rs. 70,000 at Mobilink and for even lower prices in some other markets so that’s worth a look too because the difference in specs really isn’t much.