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OS leak reveals Facebook smartphone to be a mid-tier Android smartphone

Facebook is set to open the door to its “new home on Android” in a few days, but a supposed leak of the phone’s OS reveals that not only is the phone’s hardware unimpressive, but also whatever “optimization” the firm has done to Android 4.1.2 probably won't be anything mind blowing.

The Facebook smartphone is a collaborative project between Taiwanese handset maker HTC and the social networking giant.  Some are referring to the Facebook phone as the “HTC Myst”, and on the hardware end of things the Myst doesn’t look all that appealing.

According the phone’s build.prop, the Facebook handset sports a Qualcomm MSM8960 dual-core, 1GB of RAM, and a 5MP rear camera.  The only thing that even remotely sounds interesting about the Facebook phone is that it’ll have a Facebook app that won’t be available anywhere else.  How impressive these “exclusive” Facebook features will be like is anyone’s guess at this point, but for the die-hard Facebooker, don’t expect much.

There are a few other tidbits that might be interesting, and you can read up on them here.

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