Following last year's launch of the GSM version of the Droid DNA, which was internationally launched as the HTC Butterfly, today HTC has announced the HTC Butterfly S, which could be also called - feature-wise - the Butterfly One, since it shares many features of HTC's hero device. This stylish, supercharged 5" Android smartphone is powered by a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor and features HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound, first introduced with the HTC One. The new device also offers HTC's latest Sense 5 experience and Android Jelly Bean, with a stamina battery that packs 3,200 mAh of raw power, guaranteeing peak performance for longer.
Supporting GSM/GPRS/EDGE at 850/900/1800/1900 Mhz and UMTS/HSPA at 850/900/1900/2100 MHz, the Butterfly S lacks support for LTE. Nevertheless, it incorporates many HTC One features like HTC BlinkFeed, HTC BoomSound, HTC UltraPixel, and more.
HTC's acclaimed BlinkFeed makes perfect use of the breath-taking 5", full HD Super LCD 3 display of the HTC Butterfly S. Transforming the home screen into a customizable, vibrant stream of live information, BlinkFeed delivers the freshest content from social updates, news and articles at a glance. With local and global content drawn from more than 2,000 media sources, BlinkFeed pulls more than 10,000 articles from some of the world's leading media companies including AOL, ESPN, MTV, The Financial Times and Reuters to give you the most interesting and important stories of the moment, wherever you may be.
HTC BoomSound's dual front-facing stereo speakers and two dedicated amplifiers deliver sound quality and power like no other. Listen to music, play games and watch videos with less distortion and more clarity. Beats Audio integration completes the unrivalled audio experience for you and your friends' ultimate listening pleasure.
HTC UltraPixel with HTC Zoe and video highlights reimages mobile photography. HTC's revolutionary camera experience delivers high-quality, instantly-sharable images wherever you are and whatever you're doing. The HTC Butterfly S' stunning UltraPixel Camera captures 300 per cent more light than traditional smartphone camera sensors, ensuring fantastic images even in low light. However, and unfortunately, the Butterfly S lacks HTC's Optical Image Stabilization, which is an important part of the One's UltraPixel camera system. Nevertheless, the Butterfly S is featuring advanced editing capabilities and functionality; HTC Zoe allows to create the perfect picture wherever you are. The phone's 2.1 megapixel ultra-wide-angle front-facing camera makes room for you and your friends creating more natural self-portraits with incredible detail.
Video Highlights allows to automatically create 30 second shows accompanied by a soundtrack of your choosing, and requires no professional editing software but produces visually stunning, instantly sharable online videos.
The HTC Butterfly S is powered by the highest-capacity battery ever seen in a HTC smartphone. 3,200 mAh of raw power means that you can now take photos, watch videos and listen to music without worrying about battery life, giving your mobile life a turbo boost exactly where it needs it the most.
The HTC Butterfly S will be available in red, white and black in select Asia Pacific markets from July. According to sources, there are currently no plans to launch it anywhere in Western Europe but this can change, everything depends on carriers.
Cheers ~ Arne