As expected, HTC has just announced the upcoming availability of its next Android flagship smartphone, the Butterfly S.The bad news is that the smartphone will be available for purchase beginning next month only “in select markets across Asia-Pacific.”
For the time being, there is no confirmation on HTC Butterfly S’ release in other territories such as Europe, Middle East or Africa, but we will keep an eye out for any additional info on this one, so stay tuned for more updates.
HTC Butterfly S will be launched on the market in July for around $765/€570 and customers will be able to choose from different color schemes, including Red, White, Black and Grey.
Obviously, it will run Android 4.2 Jelly Bean operating system, along with HTC's latest version of HTC Sense 5.
The smartphone is equipped with a powerful 1.9 GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor and 2GB of RAM. In addition, it will boast a stunning 5-inch full HD (1080p) Super LCD 3 capacitive touchscreen display.
According to HTC, the Butterfly S will be powered by HTC’s longest lasting battery to date, which packs 3,200 mAh of raw power.
The high-tier device will also sport HTC BoomSound dual front-facing stereo speakers and two dedicated amplifiers, complemented by Beats Audio integration for high-quality music sound.
The (in)famous UltraPixel camera has been included in the HTC Butterfly S as well, along with a 2.1-megapixel wide-angle shooter on the front.
Last but not least, the Butterfly S comes by default with 16GB of internal memory, but users will be able to further expand storage up to 64GB via microSD memory card.
“We’ve upgraded the popular HTC Butterfly to reflect the new standards set by the HTC One for smartphone performance. The HTC Butterfly changed the way people looked at a smartphone thanks to the world’s first full HD 1080p, 5-inch screen and that complete viewing experience has been taken to the next level with HTC BlinkFeed. HTC BoomSound and HTC Zoe integration also make the experience of the HTC Butterfly S unlike that of any other 5-inch device,” said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation.