Facebook and HTC announce HTC FIRST Facebook Phone: 4.3-inch screen, Snapdragon 600 processor, 5MP camera, Android 4.1 and Facebook Home

It's been ages since HTC was rumored of brewing a Facebook-centric phone. And now, sticking with their One-ish naming convention, HTC First was announced to occupy the supposed space for a social media phone in the mobile market. And being a true-blooded Facebook phone, HTC First will be the first one to sport social network's new Home interface.

For the specs-centered, HTC First is nothing but a midrange smartphone. The 4.3-inch 720p display will be the home of the fluidity of interaction of the said interface. The 1GB of RAM is up to reinforce the Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 processor. Its optics also underwhelms, despite being a "Facebook phone" it only sports a 5MP rear camera as well as a 1.6MP front camera. Underneath the Home interface is the Android 4.1 codenamed Jelly Bean which will take advantage of the popular Google features.

Facebook has strategically priced this handset. Despite being an LTE-enabled phone, it's only USD 99 in contract to AT&T in the US and comes in different colors - Black White, Red, Pale Blue. Facebook has also announced availability in Europe. There's no word of it coming to Asia as of the moment, however, with Facebook being a massive global brand, it is expected to eventually roll this device (or just the Home interface) worldwide.

HTC First Specifications
4.3-inch 720p display
1.4GHz dual-core Qualcomm 8930AA Snapdragon 400 processor
1GB of RAM
16GB of internal storage
5MP autofocus BSI camera with LED flash
1080p@30fps Full HD video recording
1.6MP BSI front camera
NFC capable / Bluetooth 4.0 BLE
microUSB v2.0 / 3.5mm audio jack
Wi-Fi 802.11 a//b/g/n / Wi-Fi Hotspot
GPS with A-GPS support and GLONASS
UMTS/HSPA/HSPA+: 850/900/1900/2100MHz
GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900MHz
LTE: 850/1900MHz
Digital Compass / Gyro sensor /Accelerometer
Proximity sensor / Ambient light sensor
Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) with Facebook Home
Li-Pol 2,000mAh battery

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