HTC Butterfly S Could Fly Past Verizon

The HTC Butterfly S made its debut today showcasing some powerhouse features. However, we didn’t hear about any carriers and from the looks of things, a Verizon HTC Butterfly S may not be in the cards as a noted HTC leakster claims that the carrier currently has no plans to offer the device meaning consumers may have to wait for a Droid DNA 2.

Earlier today, HTC finally debuted its long-rumored HTC Butterfly S, a follow up to the original HTC Butterfly that emerged last year and found its way to Verizon Wireless as the Droid DNA, a device that is seemingly being phased out in favor of the new HTC One.

The HTC Butterfly S may not be coming to Verizon.

The HTC Butterfly S may not be coming to Verizon.

The device is an evolution from its successor, mixing old with the new. Specs include a faster Snapdragon 600 processor, a new Ultrapixel camera, and BoomSound front-facing stereo speakers which are all features found on the smaller HTC One. The device will also have 2 GB RAM, 16 GB internal storage, and a massive 3200 mAh battery that is non-removable.

It does, however, keep the same 5-inch 1080p display that was found on the original HTC Butterfly along with a design that appears to be a bit of an improvement over the original HTC Butterfly’s.

Unfortunately, we haven’t heard much in terms of carriers though there are some rumors circling about. One suggests that the HTC Butterfly S will be heading to Sprint. If that’s true, the Now Network did not make that known today. We have speculated that it could be Sprint’s addition to the EVO family of smartphones though that remains unconfirmed.

One place where it isn’t thought to be heading is Verizon Wireless, the carrier that hosted the original HTC Butterfly. According to @LLabTooFeR, the carrier currently has no plans to offer the HTC Butterfly S. That of course could change but at this point, Verizon customers interested in this device should start tempering their expectations.

Comments

  1. Internet Hipster says

    The phone doesn’t support LTE so who’d want it on Verizon? It would be all dressed up with nowhere to go.

  2. matt says

    LlabTooFer has since changed his answer. Saying now that he doesn’t know Sprint details, but that it will be coming to Verizon.

    • JHarp says

      Can you send a link about LlabTooFer’s change of heart? I only see where he states it’s not coming to Verizon. Thanks!

  3. Cj Escuadro says

    Only few stores have this in dual-sim and I really scoured the internet for that.Credits to merimobiles.com for letting me have this phone at such cheap price.(they ship wordwilde btw) Was really excited when I got it.HTC Butterfly S is not as bad as it looks in pictures as users have been having second thoughts when it comes to its design.Plus the front facing speakers is superb!I couldn’t really complain with this phone. :)

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