Alleged ASUS ROG Phone 4 Geekbench listing surfaces online
At the Snapdragon 888 launch earlier, Qualcomm confirmed that at least 12 OEMs have committed to using the chipset in their smartphones. It is expected to make its debut alongside the Xiaomi Mi 11 at the end of December 2020. Several Geekbench listings of devices running the silicon have surfaced, giving us a decent idea about its performance. An alleged ASUS ROG Phone 4 Geekbench listing has now shown up online.
Twitter leaker @Stufflistings (via Mysmartprice) stumbled upon what appears to be the ASUS' upcoming gaming smartphone running the Qualcomm Snapdragon 888. Its single and multi-core scores of 1,081 and 3,584 fall in line with the silicon's earlier Geekbench showings. However, it is unclear if the device in question is indeed the ASUS ROG Phone 4. In all likelihood, it could be the ZenFone 8. After all, ASUS was in the habit of launching its ZenFone-branded flagships before the similarly-specced ROG counterparts until 2019. Very little is revealed about the smartphone in this particular listing, so it's hard to tell.
If the ASUS ROG Phone 3's release date is anything to go by, the ASUS ROG Phone 4 might not hit the shelves until August 2021. However, the smartphone appearing on Geekbench this early indicates that ASUS may launch it earlier than usual. Qualcomm seems to have clocked the chipset's Cortex-X1 core at a conservative 2.8GHz. ASUS can potentially overclock it to run at much higher speeds, thanks to the unique cooling solutions it uses on its gaming smartphones.