We’ve been scribbling a fair bit about the HTC Butterfly S of late, and expected the phone to launch in Taiwan on June 19. Yep, that’s today, and the HTC Butterfly S is here!
Looking at the official HTC Butterfly S spec sheet, the rumour mill was pretty much spot on, and there’s a bonus surprise in the form of a colossal battery. Nice.
The HTC Butterfly S is essentially a variant of Asia’s HTC Butterfly, with a bunch of features nicked from the west’s HTC One.
Specifically, the HTC Butterfly S has front stereo speakers (HTC BoomSound), and Sense 5 encompassing BlinkFeed (automatically pulls “relevant” content onto the homescreen) and Zoe (camera stuff).
Other HTC Butterfly S specs include – as expected – a 5in 1080p display, quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor clocked at 1.9GHz, 2GB of RAM, 16GB internal storage (with microSD) and a rear UltraPixel camera.
The surprise HTC Butterfly S feature is a monstrous 3,200mAh battery. To give that figure some context, the HTC One has a 2,300mAh battery, while the Samsung Galaxy S4 weighs in at 2,600mAh.
In this YouTube-based HTC Butterfly S first look, HTC says you can get 3.5 days of audio playback on one charge.
The HTC Butterfly S arrives in Taiwan next month, but don’t get your hopes up for a western release, as much as we’d love to see one.