Recently, an OTA test was done on the HTC Butterfly which revealed the codename DLXPLUS. Since the original codename for the Butterfly was the DLX, this would make you think it’s the Butterfly 2, or as we’ve seen with the One X – the HTC Butterfly+. Information from this OTA test shows that there are three different variants of the DLXPLUS. Which makes sense because there’s at least three variants of the Butterfly. There’s the J Butterfly in Japan, Butterfly for Europe and the Droid DNA for Verizon in the US. We’re expecting the DLXPLUS_WL to be the Verizon version. That would be either the HTC Droid DNA 2 or the Droid DNA+. It also has part number of PO68100.
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There is also a DLXPLUS_UL which is supposedly an LTE enabled device and has the part number PO68200. Finally there’s the DLXPLUS_U which has a part number PO68220. This last one is supposedly a Butterfly 2 model that will support CDMA and WCDMA networks. It would also be the global version of the device.
Last year, HTC launched the J Butterfly in Japan. So we’d expect the DLXPLUS_WLJ to be the HTC J Butterfly 2 for Japanese carrier KDDI. According to this information, all of the variants are powered by the Snapdragon 600. So it’s not the 800 we were expecting, but the Snapdragon 600 is still a powerful beast.
So it looks like we will see a successor to the Droid DNA, which I really liked over on Verizon. If you missed my review, you can check that out here. We might see the Droid DNA 2 coming out in Q3 but there’s no confirmation to that. And since we are already in Q2, I doubt we’ll see it on Verizon before Q3. We all know how Verizon likes to do their launches.
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