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HTC launches Butterfly S

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 The HTC Butterfly S comes in various colors as pictured above.
Unveiled in Taiwan, HTC launched the new Butterfly S with so many of the same specs and features that it seems to be a modified version of the HTC One. For example, both models are equipped with a 4 UltraPixel camera on the rear panel, a 2.1 megapixel front-facing camera and the HTC Zoe movies feature, to name just a few similarities.

But there are several major differences including size and weight. At 144.5 x 70.5 x 10.6mm and 160g, the Butterfly S is larger and heavier than the One, which measures 137.4 x 68.2 x 9.3mm and 143g. While the physical specs, at least on paper, may not appeal to people who want smaller and lighter phones, the increase in dimension translates to a larger, 5-inch Super LCD 3 1080p display (versus the One's 4.7-inch LCD).

Additionally, the Butterfly S is powered by a 3200 mAh battery - which means you'll spend less time charging your phone than you would with the HTC One's 2300 mAh battery. Although both models utilize the Snapdragon 600 processor, the Butterfly S has another edge at 1.9GHz versus the One's 1.7GHz.

Although, at 16GB, the Butterfly S offers less internal storage than the One's 32/64GB options, the new model has a microSD expansion slot that supports media up to 64GB. Having removable media gives users the option to swap out cards with another device or transfer images to a second device or computer via a card reader. 

The HTC Butterfly S should be available in Taiwan this July. There is no word on international availability yet.

Comments

ConanFuji
By ConanFuji (Jun 20, 2013)

'Having removable media gives users the option to swap out cards with another device or transfer images to a second device or computer via a card reader. '

While on a 7 day trip, I filled up my 16GB SD card by the third day. I ended up using 2 micro SD cards (with an adapter) to continue shooting with my Nex. One of the was a 16Gb micro SD card on my Android pad and the other was a 32Gb micro SD card from my Samsung Note 2 smartphone.

I also posted some shots from my Nex by transfering the micro SD cards back to my phone. It worked so well without any hitch and there aren't any noticable delay in write times.

I personally think SD cards will be extinct by the end of the year.

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