Here’s What the Facebook Phone Looks Like

Facebook’s long been rumored to introduce an Android phone running a customised version of the OS with an additional social layer on top. These rumors have been picking up steam lately, as the company announced a media event to show its “new home on Android.”

A number of leaks have revealed key information about what’ll be announced at the event. The Android phone Facebook’s rumored to launch is called the HTC First, it has 1GB of RAM, a 4.3 inch 720p display, a dual core Snapdragon S4 processor and runs Android 4.1.2. Android Police has obtained a full system dump of the software onboard the HTC First, which reveals a special Facebook app called “Facebook Home” that is capable of displaying content on the home screen. This app would apparently also be available on the Play Store for other Android phones.

Photos of the HTC First, available in various color variants, were published by @evleaks:

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Later, the interface of the phone leaked, again by @evleaks, revealing how Facebook’s design team customised Android:

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There’s still no word on tentative pricing and availability. We’ll know all the specifics at tomorrow’s (April 4) Facebook event, which will start at 10 AM PT.

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  • Casey

    Tacky Facebook can’t make an OS of their own!

    • Liam Googolplex Merlyn

      Neither can Samsung

      • Eric

        how abt bada OS?

        • Rounak Jain

          or Tizen

    • Paul

      why? another platform for developers to learn? comon, use that brain

      • Dev

        Not another platform, just another gaydroid phone!

  • Franck

    the smartphone segment does not need a fb phone, plus if the specs were to be true only a great price would save it. maybe free on contract?!?

  • Deose

    So the “Facebook Phone” is manufactured by HTC and driven by Android. So because it has a facebook app, it’s considered a FB Phone? If this app is going to be on the play store, would other phones be instantly transformed into a “Facebook Phone”?

    *Posted on my Angry Birds phone.

    • iPhoneHacks

      It looks like it’s going to be a skin more like HTC’s sense or Samsung’s Touchwiz.

  • hshd

    U shouldnt criticize facebook for making new os u should be thanking them for making more compatition so apple and samsung will be force to innovate you tools

  • Jub

    Cool! A phone so i can see photos of what people are eating!

  • Mitchell Cameron Taylor

    The Facebook app is barely functional on the iPhone. Hope for their sake that they hire better programmers

  • Robert Devaney

    Looks awful familiar