HTC 10 hits GFXBench, spills even more secrets
At this point, it's probably fair to say that anyone wanting to be surprised come April 12—when HTC will announce its new flagship—may want to close his eyes and cover his years, for the HTC 10 leaks are ruining what is otherwise a secret. From design renderings through hardware specifications, it's looking like company execs will spend most of their time onstage reiterating what insiders have been telling us these past few weeks.
Case in point: the HTC 10 was just caught testing the waters over at the GFXBench benchmark, seemingly confirming some key specs and even detailing a few new ones. Starting from the top, GFXBench's device info record reports a 5.1-inch smartphone with a Quad HD resolution of 1440 x 2560 pixels, or a pixel pitch of 576 ppi—on par with the Galaxy S7. The captured device, as rumored, is powered by a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 processor, with four custom Kryo cores and an Adreno 530 GPU, and features 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage. On the camera front, we've got a 12-megapixel main snapper, along with a 5-megapixel selfie shooter up front—a departure from the 20MP/4MP combo of the One M9.
So what's new? From what we see, the HTC 10 will add a pedometer to package—hopefully in concert with a comprehensive, proprietary Health app. We can't be a hundred percent positive, but it does look like the HTC 10 will also finally spell doom for the dedicated HDR mode of old and transition to a real-time HDR solution that will work automatically—a deceptively simple feature that's nevertheless a boon, especially for the average user.
From where we're standing, and if we take the current heap of leaks for granted, the HTC 10 will be a competent flagship—at least on paper. Let's hope that the struggling Android pioneer really brought it this time, for fans sure are pining for a return.