An Asus ROG Phone 5 model with 16 GB of RAM and a Snapdragon 888 processor briefly appeared on Geekbench’s Android Benchmarks and overtook the current champion after surpassing the ROG Phone 3 in both single and mutli-core. The ROG Phone 5 is expected to launch sometime in the spring of 2021 and is rumored have multiple configurations being available for the phone’s hardware.
NotebookCheck stated they have discovered an 8 GB model and the 16 GB model to have both listed well above 1000 points on Geekbench but those listings have been pulled as the product is not released. These scores are not unexpected as the ROG Phone line has a history of launching as the most powerful phone at that time and the 5 will have a more processor and overall a better hardware then the current ROG 3 phone.
Granted these scores are a single phone and the scoreboard on Geekbench is supposed to be an average of many user’s devices. So, it is not a true placement but with the listed specs, but it is safe to assume that the ROG Phone 5 will be the leader come launch day. For those curious, we did not get an official reason why Asus is skipping the ROG Phone 4, but it is commonly known that 4 is an unlucky number in several Asian cultures and that may have been the reason.