HTC is apparently gearing up to launch another top-notch smartphone, as an unannounced HTC Butterfly 3 just surfaced in a benchmark.
The company has been quite busy lately with the launch of its One M9 flagship and the impressive One M9+, and it now seems that another high-end device is en route.
Following the HTC J Butterfly, Butterfly S, and Butterfly 2, this purported smartphone would arrive as the fourth in the series and is expected to launch as the HTC Butterfly 3. The smartphone will apparently combine the best features from the HTC One M9 and One M9+, resulting in a real powerhouse.
According to a newly-surfaced benchmark (via GforGames), the upcoming HTC Butterfly 3 will boast a QHD display (2560 x 1440 pixels) just like the HTC One M9 Plus, and pack a 64-bit octa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 processor under the hood, like the flagship One M9.
The benchmark listing further reveals that the purported HTC Butterfly 3 will feature a 5.1-inch screen, which puts it between the One M9 and One M9+ in terms of display size. Other specs include 3GB of RAM, a 19-megapixel rear camera, and a 12-megapixel front shooter. The rear camera could turn out to be the 20.7-megapixel shooter of the One M9 and One M9+ in the end, but it remains to be seen.
The HTC Butterfly 3 is expected to launch in Japan and a few other markets in Asia, but it remains unclear whether it will see a wider global release. The handset should launch later this year, albeit no information is available at this point regarding when exactly it will make its official debut.
It also remains unclear for now whether the next-generation HTC Butterfly smartphone will sport the same plastic design of its predecessors, or whether the company will use more premium materials for the handset's casing. Regardless, if this benchmark listing turns out to be accurate, the HTC Butterfly 3 will be a top-notch powerhouse with impressive specs and features all around.
HTC has made no announcement in this regards, however, so it is best to take everything with a grain of salt until formal confirmation. We'll keep you up to date as soon as more information comes to light, so stay tuned.