HTC North Asia chief Jack Tong has revealed that his company plans to push a software update to HTC Butterfly by May-end to bring the new Sense 5.0 interface. This might not be unexpected but it is the first official confirmation about the update from this Taiwanese manufacturer.
To remind you, HTC Sense 5.0 was first introduced with the company’s HTC One smartphone and it brings several features like Blinkfeed and HTC Zoe. Tong has confirmed that both Blinkfeed and Zoe will be coming to Butterfly, but we will not see features like Sense TV, which are hardware dependent.
Tong has also stated that Butterfly is going to help the company in its second quarter earnings as it is selling pretty well in Japan.
Originally launched last year, HTC Butterfly was the first smartphone with full HD display and the company is already preparing a successor to it. This rumoured successor will be released in second half of 2013 and will most likely be the company’s flagship for H2.