HTC is all set to announce two new flagships at its “The World Best Meets The Best” event on September 29. One of these devices will most likely be the HTC One A9 aka HTC Aero. The phone has been making the rounds on the internet for the past few weeks, boasting of high-end specs.
One of the highlights of the HTC One A9 is going to be the new deca-core Helio X20 MT6797 processor. The chip is said to be very powerful, with 10 cores in a tri-cluster design ready for any task. Now, the same chip powering the HTC One A9 has hit Geekbench, revealing its true power.
According to the Geekbench listing, the HTC One A9 with MT6797 scores an impressive 1835 in the single core test. That’s almost as much the dual-core NVIDIA Tegra K1 scores in the Nexus 9. In the multi-core test, the performance was even more impressive. Thanks to the 10 powerful cores, MT6797 managed to beat everyone including the Exynos 7420 with a mind-blowing score of 5884 points.
Clearly, this shows that Mediatek has created a powerhouse for flagships. The dual A72 cores and octa A53 cores makes sure that you get the maximum performance without sacrificing on the battery life. Moreover, Helio X20 comes with the new T8xx series graphics chip which outdoes PowerVR G6200 (in MT6795) in all respects.
Other specs include 4GB of RAM and Android 5.1 OS. We still don’t have much idea about the camera on the device, but it is said that the aperture will be large (f/1.9) and the sensor will be capable of taking pictures in RAW format. Also, the display is expected to be QHD.
Overall, the new HTC Aero is going to be a powerful device. If the Helio X20 is really this powerful, we might be looking at the new best smartphone chipset. Since the launch is on September 29, expect more details pretty soon.