HTC Butterfly S purportedly spied in the wild, BoomSound speakers in towAlex Wagner - Editorial Director of News and Content
The HTC One may be the metal-clad flagship of the Taiwanese manufacturer's smartphone lineup, but that doesn't mean that the company doesn't have some other high-end hardware in the works. According to a new leak posted by Chinese site VR-Zone, one higher-end product that we'll soon see from HTC is the Butterfly S.
As its name suggests, the Butterfly S is the follow-up to the Butterfly, which appeared in Japan as the J Butterfly and came to U.S. shelves as the DROID DNA. The leaked images posted by VR-Zone show a handset that looks fairly similar to the original Butterfly, including the same 5-inch 1080p display and trio of capacitive Android navigation keys. However, one big feature that the Butterfly S will reportedly gain is a set of front-facing BoomSound speakers, similar to those found on the One. The Butterfly S is also expected to feature HTC's new Sense 5 overlay with BlinkFeed.
While the Butterfly S may not look like much of a upgrade over the original Butterfly, the fact that the first model boasted high-end features like a 5-inch 1080p display and quad-core processor means that the sequel doesn't need a huge overhaul. The addition of BoomSound speakers on the Butterfly S would make it a nice step-up over the Butterfly, though, and while it's not yet clear if HTC will also be bringing the One's UltraPixel camera over to the Butterfly S as well, doing so would make it an even more interesting option for smartphone shoppers. HTC is slated to announce the Butterfly S at an event in Taiwan on June 19, so it won't be long before we find out exactly how much of the One that HTC has transplanted into its new Butterfly. Stay tuned.