Whereas the HTC One Mini is basically identical to the HTC One, if these leaked photos are to believed, the Butterfly S looks much more like its predecessor, the Butterfly. The Butterfly S has the front-facing Boomsound speakers and Ultrapixel camera of the One, but rather than a unibody aluminium shell, the body of the device is made from polycarbonate and looks very much like the original Butterfly. Strangely, HTC seems to have foregone their new-fangled two-button arrangement in favour of the traditional three-button configuration seen on HTC’s 2012 phones. All of these changes seem a bit out-of-step for HTC, which suggests that the device shown in the photos could possibly be an early prototype, and not necessarily what the Butterfly S will look like when it’s released.
The phone is said to retain the 5-inch, 1080p display of the original, but adding an SD card and upgrading the Butterfly’s Snapdragon S4 Pro system-on-a-chip to the same Snapdragon 600 used in the One. HTC have an event planned for June 19, at which they’re expected to launch the Butterfly S.