HTC Butterfly S gets BoomSound bonus

butterflysSmartphone maker HTC looks to be expanding the line-up of its BoomSound front-facing speakers, bringing it into a new version of its other eyecandy smartphone, the Butterfly S.

The new model HTC Butterfly S is claimed to have been spotted by VR-Zone, losing its rear-facing speaker for two front-firing units like the flagship One phone.

However, it keeps its Butterfly design features – namely, it’s polycarbonate chassis and capacitive touch buttons. Rumours are the phone will still feature a 5.0-inch panel along with 1080p (1920×1080-pixel) resolution and get the super-quick Qualcomm Snapdragon 600 processor update, replacing the Snapdragon S4 Pro. It’ll also receive HTC’s Sense 5.0 user interface.

All eyes will be on HTC on June 19 when the company is expected to announce the new model.

If you’re wondering about the CPU change, the Snapdragon 600 (APQ8064T) is a higher clock speed version of the S4 Pro, running at between 1.5 and 1.9GHz and using Qualcomm’s Krait 300 core, which itself is built around ARM’s Cortex A7 design.

The older S4 Pro, better known as the APQ8064, is all but the same thing – it runs the same ARM Cortex A7 design but at a lower 1.5 to 1.7GHz clock range. Both chips have the same 2MB memory cache and same 28-nanometre production scale.

Really, the only difference between the Snapdragon S4 Pro and the Snapdragon 600 is a higher peak clock speed on the 600 and rumours of a wider memory channel. Not much else changes.

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