It seems HTC is looking to bring out a sequel to the HTC Butterfly, a phone that made a lot of noise in Japan last year. New information embedded within a leaked OTA document makes mention of the HTC “DLXPLUS” — the Butterfly’s codename was the HTC DLX. That isn’t definitive evidence, obviously, but we’ve gone on less in the past. It wouldn’t be the first time HTC refreshed a phone with the “plus” moniker as it did the same with the HTC One X+, an AT&T staple.
Interestingly enough, the leak mentions this device could be headed to Verizon. One of the alternate devices mentioned in the OTA information reveals details about radios matching up to those used for Verizon’s CDMA/LTE network. It makes sense considering the original Butterfly headed to Big Red as the HTC DROID DNA, and this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve linked the DLXPLUS to Verizon. It would definitely be a worthy consolation prize for HTC fans on Verizon considering those folks didn’t get a chance to own the OEM’s flagship for 2013, the HTC One (read our HTC One review).
The original HTC Butterfly was among HTC’s first crop of 5-inch 1080p HD phones. Alongside that beast of a display, it featured Qualcomm’s 1.5GHz quad-core Snapdragon S4 Pro, 2GB of RAM, an 8 megapixel camera with 1080p HD video recording, 2GB of RAM, 16GB of internal storage, and more. This particular leak doesn’t give us much info on the new device, but we’d be surprised if a few of those specs didn’t get a nice bump for the refreshed edition. We’ll stay on the trail to see if we can dig up anything more about this mystery sequel.