Upcoming HTC One A9 smartphone has silently made a visit to the Geekbench benchmark test site. As it turns out, the "Hero" phone, as mentioned by HTC CEO, will pack a punch in the configurations department.

According to the Geekbench test result, the HTC One A9 will be powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 MT6797 chipset, in combination with a deca-core processor. This MediaTek chip reportedly utilizes a tri-cluster design packed with two 2.5 GHz Cortex-A72 cores for heavy load, four 2.0 GHz Cortex-A53 cores for medium usage, in addition to four more 1.4 GHz Cortex-A53 cores for light load. The chip maker has apparently employed the 20 nm process to manufacture the chipset and therefore, the MT6797 reportedly consumes 30 percent less energy when compared to other high-end chipsets, Phone Arena reported.

As it turns out, this MediaTek chip scored a solid 1,835 in the single-core test, right behind the powerful NVIDIA Tegra K1 chip with a score of 1,903. It is worth noting that, the Tegra K1 was last seen in the HTC Nexus 9 slate.

Speaking of the multi-core test, the MT6797 ship achieved a killer score of 5,884, beating Samsung’s Exynos 7420 (score: 5,375) fair and square. Notably, this Exynos chipset was last employed in the double-edge-display clad Samsung’s Galaxy S6 Edge and the flagship Galaxy S6.

The HTC One A9 will apparently utilize either a Mali-T880 MP4 or MP6 GPU for graphics. In addition, the device will come backed by 4 GB of RAM. With this SoC, MediaTek has upped the ante in the battle for powerful processors.

According to Phone Arena, many OEMs will reportedly be using the Snapdragon 820 chipset on their handsets. A total of 30 devices have been scheduled for release in the near future with S820 on board. Thanks to the HTC One A9, MediaTek chipset could finally make an impact in the U.S. soil, Phone Arena reported.