Apparently, HTC is planning to unveil its Butterfly 3 smartphone specifically for the Chinese market. Earlier in the year, a benchmark for the Butterfly 3 suggested hardware along the lines of a 5.1-inch QHD display, Snapdragon 810, 20MP camera and 3GB of RAM. However, rumors have been rather quiet since then and a lot may have changed.
On the September 29th we might see 2 devices. Butterfly 3 for local Chinese market and updated HTC One M9+ (Hima_Ultra_R1).
— LlabTooFeR (@LlabTooFeR) September 21, 2015
A refresh of the HTC One M9+ is also said to be on the way, although hardware details about this smartphone are still being kept under wraps. The original handset was arguably more of a flagship than the regular One M9, as it features a new QHD display and fingerprint scanner.
HTC’s event is scheduled for September 29th in Japan. Most likely then, both of these new phones will be targeted at the Asian markets, as have many of HTC’s other releases this year, and are unlikely to appear in European or US regions.