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HTC Myst – The Facebook phone finally leaks

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Well, well, well. It looks as though HTC has been working with the social networking giant Facebook to create an official Facebook phone. According to the prolific phone leakers over at @Evleaks on Twitter, the phone is known currently as the HTC Myst.

Rumours of a Facebook phone have never really stopped since HTC itself launched two Android smartphones with dedicated Facebook buttons; the HTC ChaCha and the HTC Salsa. Since then, the two companies have been inextricably linked together when it comes to an official Facebook phone.

Citing a previously reliable source, @Evleaks and Unwired View have revealed a host of specifications for the upcoming phone. For starters it will rock a mid-sized 4.3-inch HD display, which will sport a 720p resolution and a crisp 320ppi pixel count.

Inside there’s a dual-core 1.5GHz Qualcomm processor, 1GB of RAM, 16GB of storage but no micro SD card slot for expansion. Camera-wise the phone will feature an average 5 megapixel sensor on the back and a 1.6 megapixel one on the front. With the focus on Facebook and being online, the handset will also feature speedy 4G LTE connectivity, which makes sense.

Android Jelly Bean 4.1.2 will be the operating system for the phone, although it’s still not clear whether the looks and layouts will be customised with a Facebook skin. However, a host of Facebook apps will come preloaded, including Facebook, Facebook Messenger, Instagram and some others.

The phone is expected to launch before this summer, so stay tuned for an official reveal.