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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