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HTC First, Facebook Phone Specification, Price and Launch Date

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg unveiled the all new Facebook home app and HTC First, the brand new Facebook  dedicated smart phone by HTC integrated with Facebook services. HTC has always been keen to manufacture Facebook dedicated phones like the HTC Chacha and Salsa. Facebook has unveiled its brand new app Facebook home that will update all your feeds from Facebook with a minimalistic UI to focus more on Facebook services rather than apps and launcher settings.

HTC has been known for making some amazing custom user interface on top of any stock UI and Facebook Home is no exception. Facebook Home is an app launcher and has cover feed, the similar concept used in Blink feed of HTC One. All notifications and status updates can be accessed right from the home screen without any need to open app. The home screen allows you to like or comment and long press can show you the whole Pic. The app launcher allows you to add your favourite apps and all notifications and chats can be done just by tapping notifications on the home screen.

HTC first has average specifications and all necessary connectivity features along with NFC. The processor is accompanied by Adreno 305 GPU and comes right out of the box with Android Jelly Bean 4.1.

Here is a detailed look at the specifications of HTC First

HTC First

Built Quality and Design

Body Unibody design
Dimensions 126 x 65 x 9 mm
Weight 124  grams
Hardware buttons Volume keys and Unlock/power button
Body Colors Black white blue red
SIM card Yes


Processor 1.4 GHz Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 krait
Graphics Adreno 305 GPU
Sensors Accelerometer  Proximity Sensor  Light Sensor Compass gyro


Screen  size 4.3 inches
Screen technology Super LCD 3
Resolution 720 X 1080 pixels
Pixel density 341 ppi
colors 16 Million colors
Touchscreen type Multi touch
Screen Protection NA

Storage and Memory

Internal storage 16 GB
Expandability No


Rear camera 5MP with  LED flash
Video recording 1080p Full HD Recording
Front facing camera 1.6 MP
Video recording 1080p Full HD

Software and OS

Operating system Android 4.1 jelly bean
User Interface Customized UI with Facebook Home preinstalled launcher
Operation Capacitive buttons
Notification hap-tic feedback
FM radio Yes with RDS
Headphone 3.5 mm
Noise cancellation Yes
Apps store Google Play Store
Browser Chrome
Voice command Google Now


Capacity 2000 maH
Technology Li –ion  technology
Stand by time NA
Talk time NA


Mobile technology GSM  UMTS HSPDA  LTE
Data network GSM – 850  900  1800  1900  UMTS – 2100 HSPDA- 900/2100 MHz
Bluetooth 4.0 version
Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n with Wi-Fi mobile hotspot
USB Micro USB 2.0 with charging mass storage and USB charging
GPS A-GPS with Glonass
Other feature OTA sync

Availability and Pricing

Price 99 USD  with carrier contract
Launch in India Expected in Q2 2013

Officially Announced

Officially Announced 4 April 2013
Market Status 12 April 2013 in US( AT &T)

Image courtesy: ndtv gadgets

SEE ALSO:  Top Android Dual SIM Phones in India

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