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HTC to launch Facebook Home-less HTC First handset called M4?

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HTC is preparing a variant of its newly announced HTC First handset without all of that Facebook Home goodness announced yesterday, reports on Friday have claimed.

LabTooFer has reportedly gleaned hands-on time with a new 4.3-inch device that appears to boast the same design and similar specs to the HTC First revealed on stage at the Home event on Thursday.

The hands-on showed no sign of the baked-in, custom Facebook Home Android UI for those who liked the look of the device, but don't want such a Facebook saturated experience. Instead, they'd get the gorgeous newest version of HTC Sense.

The other difference showcased in the hands-on? The addition of the HTC Ultrapixel camera technology, showcased by the HTC One, rather than the 5-megapixel camera offered by the HTC First.

The HTC First revealed at the Facebook Home event on Thursday is a mid-range device with a modest dual-core processor and a 5-megapixel camera, but the main attraction is the baked-in version of Facebook's custom Android UI.

The report claims the so called HTC M4 will have the newest version of Android Jelly Bean (the HTC First only has 4.1) as well as the Sense 5.0 user interface (which the First doesn't have at all) and a 720p display resolution.

The full listed specs are as follows:
"Processor: Snapdragon 400 MSM8930 1.2 Ghz Dual-Core
Screen: 4.3 inch, 720p resolution
Cameras: HTC UltraPixel/1.6M
GPS/Glonass
ROM: 16GB
RAM: 1GB
WiFi: 802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 4.0
Android 4.2.2
Sense 5.0"

If the reports turn out to be true the HTC M4 could be an alternative for those who want the features and functionality of the HTC One without going over budget.

Would you be interested in the Home-less HTC M4? Let us know in the comments section below.

Via SlashGear

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