Yesterday, Facebook presented its latest product for Android devices, a new user interface named Facebook Home. Of course, a big part of the press conference was about this new software, but we also had the possibility to see the Facebook phone that everybody has been talking about lately, namely the new HTC First, which will be the first handset ti run Facebook Home right out of the box.
The HTC First was showed of by the company’s CEO Peter Chou, and it’s not a high-end device as the previous rumored specs turned out to be accurate. The HTC First is a mid-range smartphone meant for the Facebook Home launcher. It comes with a 4.3-inch LCD display with a 720p resolution and it’s powered by a Snapdragon 400 dual-core CPU. Actually, this is the first smartphone to boast thus processor.
The HTC First also comes with 1 GB of RAM, a 5 MP rear-facing camera and a 1.6 MP front shooter. The phone has support for 4G LTE and also features GPS, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth. The HTC First will be available in four-color versions namely white, black, blue and red, which has been presented by Peter Chou. As for the operating system, it will run Android 4.1 Jelly Bean along with HTC Sense 4.1, and Facebook Home on top, of course.
Naturally, the software features of the HTC First are mainly involving the social network. The handset will be available starting April 12 at AT&T.
As for the Facebook Home launcher, you can check out our previous post to see which smartphones will support it.