HTC Butterfly S debuts with 5-inch 1080p display, quad-core chip and 3,200mAh battery

Alex Wagner
Editorial Director of News and Content from Omaha, NE
Published: June 19, 2013

HTC Butterfly S colors official

Just a week after posing for some "in the wild" glamour shots, the HTC Butterfly S has been made officially official. This new entry in HTC's Butterfly series doesn't look terribly different from the model that launched last year, which hit Verizon in the U.S. under the "DROID DNA" name, save for the addition of dual front-facing BoomSound speakers. However, the Butterfly S does sport some upgraded internals that make it a pretty nice successor to the original Butterfly:

  • 5-inch 1080p Super LCD 3 display
  • 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor
  • UltraPixel rear camera, 2.1-megapixel front-facing shooter
  • 16GB storage, microSD card slot
  • 2GB RAM
  • 3,200mAh battery
  • HTC Sense 5 with BlinkFeed
  • HSPA+ connectivity
  • Available in gray, red or white versions

In addition to adding an "S" to its name, this new Butterfly appears to have borrowed some features from HTC's flagship One smartphone to help cement itself as one of the manufacturer's top high-end handsets. One big improvement that the Butterfly S has over both the One and the Butterfly is its 3,200mAh battery, which is considerably beefier than the One's 2,200mAh pack and the Butterfly's 2,020mAh battery. A larger battery may not be the most attractive-sounding spec upgrade ever, but it is a pretty major feature that ought to keep Butterfly S owners connected for quite a while.

HTC says that the Butterfly S is slated to arrive in Taiwan in July with a price tag of NT$22,900 (around $767 USD). There's no word on when or if the Butterfly S might make its way to other regions, but the OG Butterfly ended up hitting places like Japan and the U.S. in addition to Taiwan, so it's certainly possible that we'll see something similar happen with the Butterfly S. Until then, you can check out an quick HTC promo video for the Butterfly S below.

Via HTC Taiwan (Google translation), HTC Butterfly S product page