We thought we’d seen the last of the HTC Butterfly, a device that initially launched in Asian countries before making its way to the US as the HTC DROID DNA. Rumors floating around ePrice (they’ve gotten their hands on some juicy leaks in the past) might have revealed HTC’s plans to keep the Butterfly line alive with an upgraded HTC Butterfly S looking to launch in China this June.
This new and improved Butterfly will carry an all new Qualcomm Snapdragon chipset, and while it wasn’t specifically mentioned, we suspect it could be Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon 800 SoC. Along with an improved processor, the Butterfly will also come with HTC’s upgraded 4MP “UltraPixel” camera, along with an SD card slot for additional memory, higher capacity battery and of course, Sense 5.
We still have our doubts if we’ll see the HTC Butterfly S launch anywhere outside of Asian markets (HTC has their hands full with the One for now). One HTC device that’s all but certain to hit the US is the HTC Mini (M4), rumored to launch in mid-July. ‘Course, all this is rumor at this point, but we’ll let you know if we hear more.
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