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Facebook phone leaked ahead of announcement as HTC First

HTC First Facebook phone leaks leave little to announce tomorrow

Facebook phone HTC First

The upcoming Facebook phone has been leaked online as the HTC First, codenamed Myst. See also: Facebook Home, HTC First FAQ: What you need to know.

Rumours surrounding the Facebook phone have exploded since the firm announced an Android event for this week. Yesterday we reported on the leaked software interface and specs and now images have emerged of the smartphone. See also: Facebook phone leaked again with software shown in detail.

As is becoming the custom, the leaked image comes courtesy of @evleaks which has accurately leaked plenty of smartphones over the last year – including the BlackBerry Z10, HTC One and Sony Xperia Z. See also: Where to watch Android Facebook Phone event live.

See also: Facebook phone software and specs leaked online.

The simplistic looking handset, shown above in black, has a power button and volume rocker like every other. The touch sensitive buttons below the screen are a little different to the norm, though.

Another image shows that the HTC First will come in colours other than black; red, white and blue.
It's fitting that Facebook has teamed up with HTC after the ChaCha and Salsa, two smartphone with a dedicated Facebook button. These launched in the middle of 2011.

Facebook phone HTC First colours

As well as some bits and pieces of the software interface, called Facebook Home, the specs of the HTC First have also been leaked.

HTC First Facebook phone specs

The Facebook phone will use a 4.3in screen, slightly larger than the iPhone 5's, with a 720p resolution. It will be powered by a 1.5GHz dual-core processor and 1GB of RAM. Storage is set at 16GB with no microSD card slot for expansion.

A modified version of Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean is the operating system and the handset has a 5Mp rear facing camera and 1.6Mp front facing camera. Remaining specs include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0 and support for 4G LTE networks.

The Facebook event where the firm is expected to announce the HTC First is scheduled for tomorrow, 4 April. If the leaks are correct it's really only the price and release date left to announce but we'll find out for sure tomorrow.

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