HTC One during a launch event in New York, 2013.
An attendee tests the new HTC One during a launch event in New York, February 19, 2013.Reuters

The performance benchmark score of the soon-to-be-launched HTC 10 has surfaced online hinting that it will certainly come with beefed-up hardware to take on its rivals.

Technology blog Phone Arena has got hold of an image of HTC 10 running AnTuTu Benchmark v6.0.1, a performance testing app. In the photo, we see that the flagship HTC device boasts an impressive score of 156,091 points, leaving many rivals Xiaomi Mi5 (136,875), Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge (134,599), Apple iPhone 6S (133,781) in the dust.

Last year's HTC One M9 received lukewarm response from critics and fans as the device had no major upgrade over its predecessor, but going by the benchmark score-sheet of its successor, HTC 10 will be a force to reckon with.

Even the HTC's video teaser released a little over a week emphasized that the company is working tirelessly to bring a true flagship phone and promised that the upcoming phone will definitely not let you down.

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HTC 10 (aka One M10): What do we know so far

So far, the company has released three image teasers hinting that HTC 10 will boast chamfered metal frame around the edges, world class cameras with dual-lens (front and back) and BoomSound audio system.

Read more: HTC One M10 teaser hints phone may come with chamfered metal frame

Other expected features of HTC 10 include 5.2-inch Super LCD 5 display with 2560x1440p resolution, Android Marshmallow OS, Qualcomm Snapdragon 820 quad-core SoC (System-on-Chip), 4GB RAM, 64GB/128GB with option for expansion via micro SD card and 3000mAh battery.

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Rumour has it that HTC 10 will boast 12MP Sony IMX377 camera featuring 1.55mm lens, laser autofocus and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus).

At the front, it is said to come packed with Samsung's 5MP UltraPixel (s5k4e6) camera.

Also read: New HTC 10 (aka One M10) teaser out; flagship smartphone tipped to boast 'World Class' cameras

HTC has confirmed to unveil the new flagship smartphone April 12. Since there is more than two weeks' time before the launch event, the company is expected to release a few more teasers on the device's key features.

Watch this space for more updates.