AS OnePlus gears to launch its flagship, OnePlus 5 this ‘Summer’, Geekbench scores for the phone have reportedly showed up online thanks to an anonymous user in posession of the phone. The Geekbench result of the alleged OnePlus 5 has been leaked online by GSMArena, who claims to have received the scores from a ‘credible source’.
As per the leaked screenshot, obtained by GSMArena, the alleged One Plus 5 has got an impressive score of 1963 in single-core test and 6687 score in the multi-core test. If the report is to be believed then the new flagship smartphone will cross Samsung high-end premium Galaxy S8 series which are ranked at the very top of the Geekbench scoreboard. The South Korean tech company’s new Galaxy S8 family is powered by the top-end processor Snapdragon 835, however, the Indian variant runs Samsung’s own Exynos 8995 chipset which is fabricated on 10nm FinFET technology.
Besides the phone’s performance, the leaked Geekbench screenshot also reveals the phone to run OxygenOS based Android 7.1.1 Nougat. Apparently, the Geekbench scores may not reflect an accurate measure of performance given we don’t know if this is a prototype device running an experimental build of the OS or whether it is the final production unit. There have been instances in the past where manufacturers have been caught boosting a device’s performance when a benchmark is run, OnePlus being a part of that controversy at one point in time.
OnePlus has already confirmed that the new flagship will launch this summer, with CEO Pete Lau promising to bring a ‘big surprise’. We would recommend the readers wait until the company sends review units where we can actually verify the device’s benchmark scores.