It looks like all those rumors claiming Facebook plans to release its own phone were pretty accurate to a point.
Although the company denied several times that it’s working on a Facebook smartphone, it appears that the truth lies elsewhere.
For those of you who do not remember or simply skipped this one, we reported
a week ago on a mysterious HTC OPERAUL smartphone that leaked in NenaMark benchmark.
Unfortunately, little was known about the unannounced devices, save some specs that indicate this is a high-end Android smartphone.
One week after HTC OPERAUL leaked online, the folks over at Pocket-Lint
have been able to confirm with trusted sources close to the matter that this is the long-awaited Facebook
According to them, the correct name of the device would be HTC Opera UL and it’s an “OEM product” for Facebook.
No additional details on the phone’s specs sheet have been leaked, so we’re left with what we uncovered last week from NenaMark benchmark.
The bad news is that the same source claims the HTC Opera UL has been delayed. There is no info available as to what made Facebook postpone the launch of its mobile phone, nor whether or not this will be released after all.
Given the fact that we didn’t have any details on the release of the smartphone, it’s impossible to determine if the phone has been delayed indefinitely or not, but we will keep an eye out on this one.
To refresh your memory, the HTC
Opera UL seems to be a high-end smartphone. The phone is said to be equipped with a dual-core processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, which will be complemented by an Adreno 305 graphics processing unit.
The official Facebook phone will ship with Android 4.1.1 Jelly Bean operating system out of the box and an HD (1280 x 720 pixels) capacitive touchscreen display. Stay tuned for more updates on the matter.