HTC confirms Butterfly 2 in the works, hopefully heading to the UK this time

HTC confirms Butterfly 2 in the works, hopefully heading to the UK this timeNow we're talking. Never mind the nondescript Desire P and Desire Q, a third upcoming HTC handset has just taken the rumour mill by storm today: a successor to the HTC Butterfly.

That would be the 5in 1080p smartphone that started the whole 5in 1080p smartphone frenzy last year, the phone otherwise known as the Droid DNA.

That's what it goes by in the US, with the Butterfly title having only been used in Asia. It's yet to appear under any name at all in the UK, though, so with HTC chief marketing officer Ben Ho having confirmed that a successor is indeed on the way, hopefully we'll see the net spread a bit wider this time around.

The Butterfly/Droid DNA emerged in the final months of 2012 and was an immediate hit. In fact, just like with the currently-pending HTC One, manufacturing issues saw HTC unable to meet pre-order demand (which maybe explains why it hasn't made it to the UK at all).

Ho insists those issues have now been resolved, but with the Butterfly 2 on its way, it's unlikely the original will grace these shores at all now.

Nothing yet on a release date or any specs, but it'll no doubt be an evolutionary step forward from the original Butterfly, which sounds good to us.

Via Focus Taiwan

Of course, it also clashes with HTC's pronouncement earlier in the year that the HTC One would be the company's only flagship smartphone in 2013. So either HTC has changed its mind (you never know), or it simply meant the One will be the only flagship in that particular line released this year.

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matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2013 at 19:23

Or the Butterfly 2 will be a Desire S job and end up not being a flagship at all...

AhmadCentral  Mar. 26, 2013 at 19:53

lol, i remember that,

March 2011- Here's the new desire s, it's our new flagship, it's awesome.
April 2011- You guys better buy the Sensation, it's our best phone yet!

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2013 at 20:07

lol, i remember that,

March 2011- Here's the new desire s, it's our new flagship, it's awesome.
April 2011- You guys better buy the Sensation, it's our best phone yet!

Yeah, if by awesome they meant it has almost exactly the same specs and design as the original Desire...it was the beginning of the end for HTC.

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2013 at 20:07

Scratch that, the Desire HD was crap too, and that was a late 2010 device.

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 26, 2013 at 20:14

Scratch that, the Desire HD was crap too, and that was a late 2010 device. It was aright... for about 4 weeks on average ;p

AhmadCentral  Mar. 26, 2013 at 20:18

At least it looks like HTC might turn stuff around with the HTC One. Especially if their new marketing slogan takes off.

"HTC: It's not plastic"

:p

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 26, 2013 at 20:48

At least it looks like HTC might turn stuff around with the HTC One. Especially if their new marketing slogan takes off.

"HTC: It's not plastic"

:p
Beats "life companion" ***cringe***

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 26, 2013 at 20:52

At least it looks like HTC might turn stuff around with the HTC One. Especially if their new marketing slogan takes off.

"HTC: It's not plastic"

:p

Aluminium: a 'luxury' material since Apple told us so in 2007...

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 26, 2013 at 21:17

Hahahaha True... I was an iPhone, then a can ©

AhmadCentral  Mar. 26, 2013 at 21:32

HTC: it "beats" the competition...


get it......


guys.... ?

JanSt / MOD  Mar. 26, 2013 at 22:57

got it

judgey  Mar. 27, 2013 at 00:51

4meg but its good in low light!

judgey  Mar. 27, 2013 at 00:55

sorry wrong phone but.... quietly brilliant

matt101101 / MOD  Mar. 28, 2013 at 00:08

Hahahaha True... I was an iPhone, then a can ©
Don't forget glass...that's pretty premium, you know. I saw 4 glasses for a quid in Tesco the other day! I wish I could afford such premium products :(...

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