HTC First revealed at Facebook’s event, the first phone to run Home out of the box
At the just concluded ‘Home on Android’ event where Facebook announced ‘Home’, HTC’s Peter Chou also took the stage to reveal the HTC First, the very first phone to come preloaded with Home. The device has been developed in collaboration with network carrier AT&T and goes on sale April 12 for $99.99, with pre-orders starting today.
In terms of specs, the phone stays true to our previous report, sporting a 4.3-inch 720p display and is powered by a Dual-core Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 MSM8960 processor and 1GB of RAM. The phone also includes features like 5-megapixel rear camera, 1.6-megapixel front camera and connectivity options like Bluetooth 4.0. On the software side of the things the First seems to be running on Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean wrapped in a heavily modified Sense 4.5 UI. HTC First will support LTE and will be available in four different color variants.
Apart from phone itself, the social media giant also announced the Facebook Home Program for phone manufacturers which will help bring Home to their consumers in the coming months. It further mentioned that companies like Samsung, Sony, ZTE, Lenovo, Alcatel One Touch and even chip maker Qualcomm have already signed up for the program.