HTC 10 beats Galaxy Note 5, Galaxy S7 edge in leaked benchmarks

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HTC 10 is a powerhouse. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android.

As we await its official unveiling next month, the HTC 10 continues to tease us in an ever-increasing list of leaks.

The latest gives us an early glimpse at its AnTuTu benchmarks, in which it beats the iPhone 6s, Galaxy Note 5, and even the new Galaxy S7 edge.

HTC has been struggling to sell its smartphones in recent years, while competitors like Apple and Samsung continue to product even greater devices that are harder to compete against. If HTC wants more success with the HTC 10, then, it needs to be really special.

We don’t doubt that the HTC 10 will be beautifully designed — HTC has been nailing that for years — but looks alone aren’t enough. Recent HTC One handsets have delivered disappointing cameras, have been missing fingerprint scanners, and still haven’t adopted Quad HD displays.

HTC has already been teasing a “world class” camera for HTC 10, and the leaked images have confirmed it will address the lack of fingerprint scanners. It will almost certainly switch to Quad HD displays to keep up, too. Another area HTC will improve upon is performance.

According to the photo below, which shows the HTC 10 running the AnTuTu benchmarking app, the device scores an incredibly respectable 156,091, which makes it the fastest smartphone so far. It beats Xiaomi’s brand new Mi 5, Apple’s latest iPhone, and even Samsung’s stellar Galaxy S7.

HTC 10 running AnTuTu. Photo: PostImage

HTC 10 running AnTuTu. Photo: PostImage

Recent rumors have claimed the HTC’s next flagship will be powered by Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 820 processor and 4GB of RAM, with expandable storage, a 5.15-inch Super LCD 3 display, a 12-megapixel rear-facing camera, USB-C connectivity, and a 3,000mAh battery.

It should be noted, however, that benchmarks like these can be inaccurate. Even if they’re genuine — and we believe they are, given that they’re pictured on the HTC 10 itself — this could be a prototype device with testing hardware that doesn’t truly represent the final product.

Nevertheless, it’s all incredibly exciting if you’re an HTC fan.