By Prarthito Maity email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Mar 09, 2013 07:42 AM EST
HTC has been rumored quite a number of times about how the company may look forward to introducing a brand new phone dedicated entirely to Facebook and its fans, and now new rumors have started with more new details.
Per reports, new information has been revealed about the supposed Facebook phone from HTC that sheds more light into the possibility of the device actually arriving for any interested users.
The development to the new Facebook phone from HTC was actually kicked off when, back in January, some specifications were actually revealed for a HTC handset codenamed Myst, previously known as Opera.
At that time, the specifications suggested that HTC was going to take a chance and introduce a brand new Facebook phone, following the release of the HTC Status and ChaCha, and introduced it as a mid-range Android device with a dedicated Facebook button.
HTC’s interest in a new Facebook phone was revealed by an Unwired View report that states: “Thanks to a previously reliable source, we’ve now been able to confirm the full specs for this device, and they are very, very close to what was reported in a leak early last month. In fact, besides a few additional pieces of info, the only difference between the feature sets comes down to a change in company plans.”
The device, still known as Myst, is said to sport a 1.5GHz, dual-core MSM8960 SoC, backed by 1GB of RAM and 16GB of storage (although no microSD expansion).
Moreover, as reported earlier by Twitter user @LlabTooFeR, Myst could also sport a 4.3-inch, 720p display with 320PPI pixel density, with a primary 5-megapixel camera and a secondary 1.6-megapixel camera, “although it’s not clear if Ultrapixel technology is being used here, or even big glass on the lens. If not, this would be a rather curious design decision, since the Status also offered the same resolution rear sensor.”
“Rounding out the specs are the usual range of connectivity options: Bluetooth 4.0, 802.11 a/b/g/n Wi-Fi, LTE, and category 14 HSDPA. We’re expecting Myst to arrive Stateside prior to the equivalent Status release, so sometime this Spring,” the report adds.
“Naturally, Android Jelly Bean-powered slate will ship with a full complement of FB software pre-loaded, such as a new version of the Facebook app, Facebook Messenger, and Instagram, among others.”
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