'HTC first' image leaks - is this the HTC Myst Facebook phone?

'HTC first' image leaks - is this the HTC Myst Facebook phone?Yesterday it emerged that the so-called Facebook Phone is in fact the HTC Myst we've heard about on occasion, and with just a day to go before the Facebook Home launch event, an image render has emerged to keep interest levels high.

It's not the most exciting of images, to be honest, but it comes from the normally reliable @evleaks and does give us one nugget of interesting info – the potential name “HTC first”.

Whether that's an actual title, or simply a reference to the Myst representing the fact that HTC is getting Facebook Home first remains to be seen.

But either way it's further evidence that tomorrow's Facebook Home launch isn't just about an Android OS/experience/homescreen software release, but is also about an actual phone, and one made by HTC. I was one of the doubters, but it seems I was wrong.

According to yesterday's leak, the (code-named) HTC Myst will feature a 4.3in 720p display, a dual-core MSM8960 Snapdragon S4 processor, 1GB of RAM, 5MP/1.6MP cameras, Android 4.1.2 with Sense UI 4.5 and Facebook Home tweaks, plus 4G LTE support.

So tomorrow's launch event will see Facebook Home announced alongside a mid-range HTC smartphone? Maybe, but my gut feeling is there's still a fair bit more going on here than we think at this point. Or at least I hope so.

Via Slashgear

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JanSt / MOD  Apr. 3, 2013 at 14:12

But remember: it is NOT a Facebook phone! No way!

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 3, 2013 at 21:06

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/First-Facebook-Home-UI-Screenshots-Leak-Ahead-of-Official-Announcement-5.jpg?1365012371

http://i1-news.softpedia-static.com/images/news2/First-Facebook-Home-UI-Screenshots-Leak-Ahead-of-Official-Announcement-4.jpg?1365012371

JanSt / MOD  Apr. 3, 2013 at 21:07

Gee... it's actually better-looking than most Android UI features :p

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