As the leaks preempted just a few days ago, HTC’s Butterfly S has been confirmed by the company at a Taiwan launch event. The 5″ incremental upgrade to the Droid DNA/Butterfly/J Butterfly comes with similar hardware features to that of the HTC One, with a 1080p Super LCD 3 screen, front facing BoomSound speakers and even the same cameras on both the front and of course the rear, featuring HTC’s new UltraPixel branding. Where the Butterfly S packs even more of a punch than the One is with a new quad-core 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 and an almighty 3,200 mAh battery. The Buttrerfly S comes with 16GB of storage, which is thankfully expandable via MicroSD and of course there is the usual assortment of wireless radios. As far as software is concerned, the Butterfly S runs the expected mix of Android Jelly Bean with Sense 5 and comes complete with all the Zoe camera options and other HTC gimmicks such as BlinkFeed. The handset will become available in Taiwan some time in July for £490 ($767), however there has been no news as to when (or even if) the device will be coming to western shores any time soon, so you’ll have to wait a while until Verizon can ruin it and rename it the Droid DNA 2.
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