Facebook – the world's biggest and most addictive social networking site prevailing in the world right now and the face behind the same – Mark Zuckerberg – the chairman and chief executive of the social network have been a lot in rumors for the upcoming mysterious Facebook smartphone. In July 2012, rumors were rife that Facebook is working with hardware partner HTC to release an own-brand smartphone.
Now according to a recent report by Pocket-lint, the popular social networking giant's "official" Facebook phone is on the horizon and is currently being tested with a code name of Opera UL.
Spec wise the phone is rumored to come along Android 4.1 Jelly Bean, a 1.4GHz dual-core processor, and 1280 x 720-pixel HD display. The report has further claimed that HTC Opera UL is an OEM product for Facebook.
Adding to that, benchmarks for an HTC Operaul were found on NenaMark just one week ago and match up perfectly. Additionally, the phone was marked as having a Qualcomm Adreno 305 chip, which potentially means a Qualcomm Snapdragon S4 processor. The device will also sport a HD display supporting a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels.
Apart from Pocket-lint, other major publications like Bloomberg, Business Insider, DigiTimes and AllThingsD have also claimed that a new Facebook phone is coming. But they have not mentioned whether it will be manufactured by HTC. Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has however denied the rumors saying that it doesn’t make sense for Facebook to build a smartphone. We have to wait and see whether the rumors have any authenticity or not.