HTC (M)10 seen in the flesh, blazes through AnTuTu leaving the competition behind

With just a little over two weeks left before HTC announces its flagship (One) (M)10, the intensity of leaks has, naturally, increased. We've got renders of the new phone—which paint a familiar, yet different device—some hardware specifications, and all kinds of other slivers of intel. The latest to hit the street? An image of the HTC 10 (or whatever it ends up being called), after it had supposedly tackled the AnTuTu benchmark.

The image you see on the right, the best we can tell, is legit. The sender, who's chosen to stay anonymous, is located in Taiwan (where HTC is based), which lends some further credibility to the photo. The shot was taken with a Samsung Galaxy S7, which we know both because of the reflection and the untouched EXIF attached to the photo, which lists an SM-G930F, or an Exynos-based Galaxy S7 like the one we have in our offices. It checks out.

Our CSI endeavors aside, the HTC 10 in the image seems to be quite the performer, managing over 156,000 points on AnTuTu—more than both the Galaxy S7 on average, and even the G5, of which we only have preliminary results available through a pre-production unit we had in for testing. Given how the upcoming flagship is expected to arrive on the scene with a Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB powering its Quad HD screen, that's a nice surprise. 

Anyone excited about the HTC 10?

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88 Comments

75. anotherfan

Posts: 62; Member since: Sep 28, 2015

I'm not worried about the design or the performance on htc's device, htc always got those well.

69. newbey123

Posts: 706; Member since: Mar 19, 2012

Loving this phone so far, but really hope they offer a 5.5' or bigger version in addition to the small 5.1', as I don't want a phone that small again.

66. bonnie100th

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

I will either upgrade to it, or wait for the new Nexus and Motorola later on during the year to decide which one will be my next phone.

65. bonnie100th

Posts: 29; Member since: Apr 01, 2010

I'm really looking forward to the phone launch, there is quite a few questions marks that I have.

61. Stoptryingtobanme

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 23, 2016

I'm getting psyched - I've had nothing but HTC phones until this year. Couple of Samsungs and a few LG's later and I'm ready to go back to HTC. FYI - even if this model sucked I was going back. I just think their UI is the best.

57. sachouba

Posts: 267; Member since: Jun 08, 2014

Since they've been cheating in benchmarks for like 3 years (with their automatic "Performance Mode"), I definitely don't trust them anymore.

49. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

Not exclusive this picture was sent to multiple sites, hence why android central has the image without your watermark.

34. xocomaox

Posts: 208; Member since: Dec 14, 2015

Looks like this is a 1080p panel...

36. SYSTEM_LORD

Posts: 1168; Member since: Oct 05, 2015

I seriously hope it is. I'm all over this phone if it is.

45. Shocky unregistered

For the display size that would be the right choice.

46. Hoggington

Posts: 356; Member since: Feb 23, 2016

It's 2k. It's already been confirmed by Evleaks & Onleaks...and several other sources. Check out their Twitter pages from the beginning of March.

28. Fardon

Posts: 96; Member since: Nov 24, 2014

curved 2.5D nice

44. Shocky unregistered

Errm, I wish they didn't. Makes screen protectors a pain to install.

25. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

Lets see what they do with the much beloved Nexus Line-up... HTC, from what I've heard is in shambles (Or so I've heard). Lets see if this phone patch up the hole in their hull... To be honest, I never cared about HTC until I heard about the Nexus Contract... Now HTC has my attention... Wish them best of luck...

18. Shocky unregistered

Look's good so far, stick 64GB internal storage in there I'll definitely consider this phone. FYI - HTC still cheat in benchmarks so based on this I would say it's in the same ballpark as the Galaxy S7.

67. sintruder

Posts: 162; Member since: Aug 30, 2012

it's very early to jump to conclusions over HTC cheating in benchmarks, maybe this is a higher binned snapdragon 820 or a v2.0? just like how it happened with 810

15. mastachaz

Posts: 52; Member since: Feb 19, 2016

ugly front , who cares about benchmarks...

41. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Yeah and when the benchmarks are bad you guys will complain about how the performance is bad compared to other flagships. There must always be something to be complained about.

42. S-R-K

Posts: 304; Member since: Mar 15, 2016

Ugly back as well. Chamfered.

43. perfectnine

Posts: 201; Member since: Mar 11, 2016

Matter of perspectives.

80. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

home button are wayyyyyyyyy to low it almost fell from that body

12. Wiencon

Posts: 2278; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

Bless HTC for silver back/black front design, it's gorgeous! As a big fan of M7 I am pretty excited about this one

10. Hyperreal

Posts: 363; Member since: Oct 08, 2013

black front, silver back. might look good. Provide competitive camera (A9 is already solid) and you're back in the game htc.

5. Zackd44

Posts: 35; Member since: Jun 29, 2015

Looks like HTC still needs to address Screen:Body

4. Trakker

Posts: 283; Member since: Feb 11, 2016

I don't really care about benchmarks and more interested how it runs in daily use for how much it lags with a load of apps installed.

7. marorun

Posts: 5029; Member since: Mar 30, 2015

Year after year HTC beat mostly every competitor on speed and fluidity what killed them was bad camera mostly. the M9 can keep more apps open than the S6 and is overall faster as well.

13. Shocky unregistered

Don't forget Snapdragon 810 with the heavy throttling and terrible battery life. I know you want to forget it and pretend it never happened, but it did. :D

31. GreenMan

Posts: 2704; Member since: Nov 09, 2015

@Shocky Fan Boys always pretend to be oblivious of the shortcomings their "Mother-Ship" suffers from... Typical, I'd say... BTW, If its running on an SD820 then I see no reason why it should score more than The Galaxy S7... It's the same bloody chipset, isn't it?

39. Shocky unregistered

HTC are still using app optimizations so I wouldn't pay much attention to it.

53. w1000i

Posts: 251; Member since: Jul 22, 2015

No, The kernel inside which control the cpu with the software plays big factor in performance.

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