HTC Butterfly S appears to be a perfect competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone especially with its new “ultrapixel” camera set to rival Galaxy S4.

HTC has introduced a new member to its Butterfly family named Butterfly S in a press event this Wednesday at Yilan, Taipei. This sophisticated device seems to be an upgrade to the original HTC Butterfly and carries decent improvements over the current flagship smartphone – the HTC One. Starting from July this year, the customers in select Asia-Pacific countries willing to own a high-end device will have two options from HTC to make their choices i.e. the HTC One and the HTC Butterfly S.

With the arrival of the new flagship smartphone Butterfly S from the Taiwanese mobile manufacturer, the high-end Android smartphone market competitions is getting tougher. HTC Butterfly S appears to be a perfect competitor to Samsung’s Galaxy S4 smartphone especially with its new “ultrapixel” camera set to rival Galaxy S4. We have summarized a chart comparing both these devices on the specs front.

HTC Butterfly S Samsung Galaxy S4
Announced 2013, June 2013, March
Platform Android Jelly Bean v4.2.2 Android Jelly Bean v4.2.2
Screen 5 inches 5 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 (441 dpi) 1920 x 1080 (441 dpi)
Display Technology Super LCD3 capacitive touchscreen Full HD Super AMOLED capacitive touchscreen
Processor 1.9 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 quad-core processor 1.6 GHz Octa Exynos 5410 8 cores (4 concurrent)
RAM 2 GB 2 GB
SIM micro-SIM micro-SIM
Storage 16 GB + MicroSD (expansion up to 64 GB) 16, 32 or 64 GB + MicroSD (expansion up to 64 GB)
Connectivity GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA GPRS, EDGE, HSDPA and LTE
WiFi 802.11 a/ac/b/g /n dual band 802.11 a/ac/b/g /n dual band
Bluetooth v4.0 with A2DP v4.0 with A2DP, EDR, LE
NFC Yes Yes
USB Yes, MicroUSB v2.0 (MHL) Yes, MicroUSB v2.0 (MHL 2)
Sensors A-GPS, GLONASS, accelerometer, digital compass, proximity, gyroscope, infrared A-GPS, GLONASS, accelerometer, RGB light, digital compass, proximity, barometer, gyroscope, infrared
Rear camera 4 MP HTC Ultrapixel f/2.0, 2688 x 1520p with autofocus and LED Flash 13 MP f/2.4, 4128 x 3096p with autofocus and LED Flash
Front camera 2.1 MP 2 MP (1080)
Video Recording 1080p @30fps 1080p @30fps
Battery 3200 mAh 2600 mAh
Weight 160 grams 130 grams
Thickness 10.6mm 7.9mm
Dimensions 144.5 x 70.5mm 136.6 x 69.8mm
Price $766 (expected) $649
Availability 2013, July (scheduled) 2013, April (already available)

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