As anticipated, the HTC Butterfly S had its wraps officially taken off in a launch event in Taiwan. Previously rumored high-end specs have been confirmed to be true, while new details, such as CPU and battery capacity, are now known.
Based on the official specs (listed below), there’s no denying that the HTC Butterfly S is a powerful force to contend with. Its Snapdragon CPU alone is noted to be faster than the HTC One’s. But more importantly, the Li-Po battery has a 3,200mAh capacity, making it the Taiwan-based company’s longest lasting battery. As such, both 2G and 3G talk time on the phone can last more than 24 hours, whereas stand-by lasts at least 500 hours.
HTC Butterfly S Specs
- Android OS (expected to be 4.2 Jelly Bean), HTC Sense UI v5
- 5-inch Super LCD3 (1080×1920) capacitive touchscreen, ~441 ppi
- 1.9GHz quad-core Snapdragon 600 processor
- Adreno 320 GPU
- 2GB RAM
- 16GB internal storage
- microSD support up to 64GB
- 4-megapixel main camera (HTC Ultrapixel), with autofocus and LED flash
- 2.1-megapixel front camera
- Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
- 3G, HSDPA
- Bluetooth 4.0 with A2DP
- GPS, A-GPS
- Dimensions: 70.5 x 144.5 x 10.6 mm
- Weight: 160g
- Li-Po 3200 mAh battery
People may be misled by the low MP count of the phone’s main camera. But just like with the UltraPixel camera of the HTC One, the Butterfly S comes with a rear shooter that’s capable of capturing more light than the camera sensors used by the competition, thereby making it an excellent choice in low-light conditions. Apart from Ultrapixel, the Butterfly S also touts other HTC One features, including BoomSound, Zoe, Sense 5.0, and more. The exact version number of Android that’s powering the phone is not yet known, although it’s expected to be a version of Jelly Bean.
With a color choice of black, white, red, or gray, the HTC Butterfly S is headed to a couple of Asian markets, with a release in Taiwan slated in July and going for NTD 22,900 (or around PHP33,000 in today’s currency).