HTC is known for charging premium from its consumers. But if you like HTC -branded phones, how much are you ready to pay? It's not rocket science. When HTC launched HTC One in India above Rs. 42,000, many argued that the retail price was absolutely unacceptable. Now, once again, HTC is trying to do similar pricing goof up. The Butterfly S was spotted on company's site late last month.
Online retailer Saholic has started taking pre-orders for the device. But here is a question that surely makes you in trouble. Would you like to pay Rs. 52,428 for a smartphone? Well, the official price is still not out yet, but starting today online retailer Saholic is taking pre-orders.
A good look at the website itself says that the Butterfly S under "New "item. If HTC release Butterfly S at Rs. 52,428 in the Indian market surely make would like to buy iPhone 5 or Xperia Z Ultra instead. Few days back, Sony launched its 6.4-inch Full HD phablet - the Xperia Z at a whooping Rs. 46,990 in India. Apple iPhone 5 is considered expensive at Rs. 45,500. Let's have a look at the specifications sheet of HTC Butterfly S.
HTC Butterfly S - Highlighted Specifications
The Butterfly S comes sports a 5-inch Super LCD 3 display with the resolution of 1080p. Android 4.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box along with HTC Sense 5.0 and BlinkFeed UI on the top. It is powered by a 1.9 GHz Snapdragon 600 processor coupled with 2GB RAM and 16GB of storage (expandable storage via a microSD slot). It also has a 4.3-mega pixel UltraPixel camera at the back and a 2.1MP front facing camera. The camera also features HTC Zoe software.
The makers have added a 3200mAh Li Ion battery. For fantastic sound quality, HTC has added two front dual speakers powered by HTC BoomSound and Beats Audio. Other highlighted connectivity options include: 3G, Wi-Fi, DLNA, NFC, and GPS, among others.
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HTC One Dual SIM
HTC One packs a 4.7-inch Full HD display at 468ppi. The device is made of brushed aluminum, and looks premium. It is powered by a 1.7-GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 chipset (quad-core) coupled with 2GB and expandable internal memory up to 64GB via a microSD card. The phone measures 9.3mm in terms of thickness and weighs 143grams.
The HTC One features acclaimed UltraPixel camera powered by HTC Zoe. There's a 2-mega pixel front facing camera with wide angle lens. Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean comes out of the box, while on the top HTC Sense 5 UI with BlinkFeed comes standard. The dual speakers have been placed on the front panel. Other features include: NFC, 3G, 2G, Dual SIM, Wi-Fi, DLNA, and Infrared port. The makers have added a 2,300mAh Li Ion battery. The device retails for Rs. 46,495 in the market.