HTC Butterfly S headed to Taiwan with 5-inch Full HD screen

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htc-butterfly-s-top.jpgThe HTC Butterfly S has officially been revealed following a series of leaks over the past few weeks.

Launching in Taiwan and spotted by Engadget, the handset updates the original HTC Butterfly handset with a 1.9GHz quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor – one even more impressive than the Snapdragon S4 chipset found in the HTC One.

A rich 5-inch Full HD 1080p display sits around the front, while under the hood sits 2GB of RAM and 16GB of internal storage, which can be supplemented with microSD expansion cards.

Both the BlinkFeed-packing Sense 5 UI and Zoe camera functions are found within the Butterfly S’s reskin of Android Jelly Bean, alongside Stereo BoomSound speakers, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. A sizeable 3,200mAh rounds off the top specs.

Set to cost 22,900 Taiwan New Dollars (around £490), we reckon its unlikely we’ll see the phone hit UK shores sadly, given HTC’s reluctance to bring their Butterfly-branded handsets to old Blighty in the past.

Gerald Lynch
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