HTC M4 in June, Butterfly 2 in early third quarter, analyst says
The HTC M4 is coming this June and will be followed in the third quarter by the Butterfly 2, according to an analyst.
Quoted by Focus Taiwan, analyst Laura Chen of BNP Paribas Securities Taiwan Ltd gives HTC credit to make a comeback in terms of earnings in the second half of the year, helped by the upcoming HTC One Verizon release. The more interesting part is that she mentions some information on HTC upcoming product releases.
While this may not be official information, it seems to reveal some of the company’s plans, especially since some of it fits with what had already been rumored before. According to the mentioned source, the HTC M4 will be coming in June, with the second version of the HTC Butterfly following suite “in the early third quarter.”
Chen also mentions that the Butterfly 2 would be aimed at Asia, China, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, while the M4 is set to go global. A new flagship HTC device is also mentioned by Chen for the second half of the year, which would include a 5.9-inch screen and an “upgraded” CPU (presumably better than the Snapdragon 600 the HTC One uses).
Some of this information is consistent with some previous rumors regarding the HTC M4 and the second Butterfly. As you may remember, the HTC Butterfly 2 has apparently made its presence felt in a recent OTA test, with three versions spotted.
A report, quoting industry sources, published earlier this month, was also mentioning that the HTC Butterfly 2 was slated for a third quarter release date. The same report was saying that it would have a Full HD display, as well as an UltraPixel camera and BoomSound speakers. Some software features, like BlinkFeed, would also be borrowed from the HTC One.
As for the HTC M4, you may remember that famed leaker @evleaks has provided some information about it, along with the image you can see below, showing a device very similar to the HTC One in terms of design.
According to the mentioned source, the HTC M4 would be smaller and would use lower-quality materials than the HTC One. A dual-core CPU would be on board, alongside 2GB of RAM memory. The display would be a 4.3-inch 720p one, with the device also using an UltraPixel camera. It would run Android 4.2.2 and would include 16GB of internal memory.
We can only hope to get official confirmation for the information above soon enough. Would you be tempted to purchase one of these two devices when they come out? Which one?