HTC 10 seen in benchmarks with Android 7.0 Nougat in tow

The HTC 10 is a great device that perhaps doesn't get the attention it deserves because, well, it's an HTC. The company has an unfortunate knack for getting swept under the proverbial rug, and barely gets a look in among the Samsung Galaxies and Apple iPhones of the world. On a lighter note, the HTC 10 is expected to see Android 7.0 Nougat over the course of the next few months, which would raise its stock a tad whilst bringing joy to loyal owners of the device. If you're among those eagerly awaiting this particular event, a recent GFXBench sighting suggests the wheels are very much in motion

As you can see to your right, all of the specs of the device marked "unknown" align with the HTC 10, which rolled out back in early April. As with most top-notch handsets of the past few months, the device includes Qualcomm's Snapdragon 820 SoC with Adreno 530 graphics alongside a healthy 4 gigs of RAM. There's also expandable storage, and currently, users get Android 6.0 Marshmallow with HTC's Sense 8.0 on top. 

HTC has indicated that the 10 will be first on its list to get the update, but has only given a ballpark "Q4" time frame. We're now a week into the three-month projected release bracket, and this new sighting of an HTC running Nougat offers hope that a roll-out could be just around the corner. With that said, unforeseen delays are not exactly uncommon in the world of Android updates, so we're not getting our hopes up too much as yet. Additionally, if you're rocking a carrier-branded model, your chances of seeing any of Nougat before the year's end are slim-to-none.

Still, we'll keep our eyes peeled for more info on the subject, so stay tuned. 

source: GFXBench via Times News

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  • Display 5.2" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 5 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3000 mAh(27h 3G talk time)



1. Unordinary unregistered

Anyone own this phone? How is it?

3. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

Excellent. Best phone I have ever had. If you have any specific questions ask away.

9. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

Has your volume rocker deformed in any noticeable way?

13. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

No, never.

14. trojan_horse

Posts: 5868; Member since: May 06, 2016

Is your HTC 10's speaker as good as it was in the M9?

15. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

I never owned an M9. I had an M8 before it. The M8 is louder but the 10 is clearer and more enjoyable.

17. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

My had the best speakers.

21. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

i have both but i still prefer the speaker of m9/m8 due to it is front firing speakers. quality of sound is great on 10 but not louder compared to m8/m9. and when using earphones/headphones, this is where the htc 10 killed the m9. plus i love the stock hi-res earphones of the 10

19. jack123

Posts: 278; Member since: Jan 07, 2013

I had it but: - the screen not as good as high-end phone from other companies but slightly better than LG G5 ( I use polarized sunglasses while driving) - I had issues with switching between wifi and LTE, some slow or disconnect wifi connection. And the rest are good.

20. Trex95

Posts: 2383; Member since: Mar 03, 2013

Same issue faced with HTC10 noticed that screen has some reddish tint. The phone overall fast, but keyboard slow camera very good but it does has some issue with colors accuracy.

7. amats69

Posts: 1527; Member since: Nov 12, 2012

been using this phone for months as my daily driver... so far, no regrets on buying this..

12. Eclectech

Posts: 355; Member since: May 01, 2013

I love my HTC 10. Was a great upgrade from the Galaxy S6 is used to own.

18. iC-118

Posts: 260; Member since: Sep 29, 2016

I just hate those chamfered looks. I love design style and sexines, rather than ergonomics.

2. md227a

Posts: 229; Member since: Mar 20, 2012

I was going to pick one up bet T-Mobile took it off their site first. Wish I had the opportunity to though

4. iliketech

Posts: 78; Member since: Aug 17, 2011

does it have stereo speakers like other HTC's? does it have wireless charging? RAM ?

6. may_czos

Posts: 956; Member since: Nov 22, 2014

Stereo speakers? Yes. Like other HTC's? No. It has speakers like the iPhone 7. 4GB of RAM. Wireless charging? No. No metal phone has wireless charging.

10. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

The clarity is pretty amazing despite not being what we wanted.

5. Blackswordsman1978

Posts: 1; Member since: Aug 08, 2016

I traded my note 7 in for this. I really like it. Extremely Underrated.

8. Vagabondjonez

Posts: 163; Member since: Jan 21, 2016

For some reason that spec sheet doesn't list HDR as a feature...we know this not to be true.

11. SuperAndroid507

Posts: 361; Member since: Jan 06, 2014

My first HTC phone and have no complaints. Silver/White 64GB M10H (taiwan) with bootloader unlocked and S-OFF since first week. A minor LTE issue with my carrier, but easily solved with Android's magical flashing. It'll be nice to get Nougat before the end of the year.

16. Birds

Posts: 1172; Member since: Nov 21, 2011

My second HTC phone and I can't go to any other OEM... Excellent phone.

22. Mr.C4

Posts: 64; Member since: Oct 07, 2016

Best phone I ever had period

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