HTC Butterfly S to Be Announced June 19, Priced $670

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Taiwan manufacturer is gearing to launch the HTC butterfly in the next few days.

The phone will feature the same 5-inch display as its previous model but be equipped with a faster processor. The camera, too, may have been updated, now using UltraPixel technology also carried over from the HTC One. It is also likely to extend support to 4G LTE mobile networks. The device will boast only 16 GB of on-board storage, which is rather a small amount considering nowadays’ trend for the flagship smartphones.

One of the most noticeable changes is that the loudspeaker on the back has been removed; instead there are two BoomSound loudspeakers on the front. Those maintain the design of the Butterfly speakers, instead of going for the One look.

The HTC Butterfly S will be targeted at high-end users and carry a price tag of over NT$20,000 (US$670).

HTC has sent out invites for a June 19 event when it will officially announce the Butterfly S and show off the new Desire 600. That’s a day ahead of Samsung’s Ativ and Galaxy event.

The phone is likely to launch in Japan, as with the original Butterfly. There are already whispers of a Chinese exclusive on China Telecom.

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