In many ways, we’ve been looking at the HTC One as the sequel of sorts to the Droid DNA/HTC Butterfly. At least, as HTC’s first devices with 1080p displays, the comparison seems appropriate on the surface, but could we be getting ahead of ourselves? After all, between the smaller screen, BoomSound stereo speakers, and unique construction, the One has enough going on in its own right to be considered a fully-formed concept for a smartphone, all on its own. That’s sounding more and more like the right way to be looking at things, as HTC has now confirmed plans to bring the Butterfly a proper sequel, and one arriving with that same Butterfly name, at that.
Presumed to arrive as the Butterfly 2, news of this sequel comes in response to positive consumer feedback on the move to a five-inch display. Rather than being the potential liability we might have feared, HTC instead reports considerable interest in the new, larger form factor. As such, it should be offering a new Butterfly model relatively soon, presumably sometime this year.
For the moment, specs are anyone’s guess, but the one thing we can bet on is the return of a 5-inch (if not slightly larger) 1080p display.