All eyes are on HTC at the moment, as we patiently await the One M9 launch from Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2015 in Barcelona on Sunday, March 1, but the Taiwanese manufacturer has yet more flagship goodness in the proverbial pipeline.
The HTC Butterfly 3 (aka B3) has been rumoured for the first time, with an eye-friendly 2K display. Could this be HTC’s first QHD smartphone?
As detailed in Making sense of the HTC Butterfly family, we’ve met several Butterfly phones over the years, typically being exclusive to Japan and/or the surrounding areas.
The HTC J Butterfly (above), for starters, was one of the world’s first 1080p smartphones, and caused The Verge to drool: “The screen's slightly curved edges make the image look like it's melting off the side of the phone.”
The HTC Butterfly 2, meanwhile, materialised in Q3 last year as a waterproof One M8 with a 13MP rear camera.
Fast-forward to February 2015, and China’s @upleaks tweets: “HTC BUTTERFLY3(aka B3) with 5.2” WQHD Display.”
The obvious questions here are: When - and where - will the HTC Butterfly 3 launch? And will it beat the QHD HTC One M9 Plus to market? Indeed, does either phone really exist?!