HTC Butterfly S Officially Announced

HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today announced the successor to the last Butterfly handset. The HTC Butterfly S is a 5-inch smartphone that combines a powerful processor, long lasting battery, HTC BoomSound and impressive camera.

The 5-inch display supports 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution and is powered by a Qualcomm's most popular processor, the Snapdragon 600. The processor is running at 1.9 GHz, which is faster than the one on the HTC One, and is combined with 2 GB of RAM and 16 GB of storage. Unlike the HTC One, the Butterfly S comes with microSD expandable slot.

As for imaging, HTC used the same UltraPixel camera that can be found on the company's flagship smartphone. For the front, there is a 2.1-megapixel shooter. For long battery life, the HTC Butterfly S is powered by the high-capacity battery of 3,200 mAh.

The phone is running Android 4.2 Jelly Bean with HTC Sense 5 over the top. It is currently scheduled to go on sale in Taiwan this July, where it will cost approximately $765. There is no word when it will reach other countries.


5-inch, quad-core device sports HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound, powered by HTC's longest lasting battery to date

Taipei, June 19, 2013 - HTC, a global leader in mobile innovation and design, has today announced the HTC Butterfly S. This stylish, supercharged 5-inch device is powered by a 1.9 GHz quad-core processor and features HTC BlinkFeed, HTC Zoe and HTC BoomSound, first introduced with the award-winning 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.

"We've upgraded the popular HTC Butterfly to reflect the new standards set by the HTC One for smartphone performance." said Peter Chou, CEO of HTC Corporation. "The HTC Butterfly changed the way people looked at a smartphone thanks to the world's first full HD 1080p, 5-inch screen and that complete viewing experience has been taken to the next level with HTC BlinkFeed. HTC BoomSound and HTC Zoe integration also make the experience of the HTC Butterfly S unlike that of any other 5-inch device."

HTC BlinkFeed: Stop digging for information with live home screen updates from your favourite sources HTC's acclaimed BlinkFeed makes perfect use of the breath-taking 5-inch, full HD Super LCD 3 display of the HTC Butterfly S. Transforming the home screen into a customisable, 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: sharper, richer, bigger soundHTC 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 Camera with HTC Zoe and Video Highlights: reimagining 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. With its advanced editing capabilities and functionality of HTC Zoe, you'll always be able to create the perfect picture wherever you
are. Further enhancing the imaging experience is the phone's 2.1 MegaPixel Ultra-wideangle front-facing camera, which makes room for you and your friends to create more
natural self-portraits with incredible detail.

Bring all of your spectacular photography to life and share it easily with Video Highlights, a part of the HTC Butterfly S' living, breathing gallery. Automatically creating 30-second shows accompanied by a soundtrack of your choosing, Video Highlights requires no professional editing software but produces visually stunning, instantly sharable online videos.

Stamina battery: Stay at full speed for longer 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.

Global Availability

The HTC Butterfly S will be available in select Asia Pacific markets from July.