Galaxy Note 4 64-bit SoC rumors return, alongside an intriguing puzzle


The idea that Samsung’s next-gen Galaxy Note phablet will be powered by a 64-bit chip is pretty far from controversial at this point. We know Samsung’s been pursuing 64-bit tech, and have seen evidence pointing to just such a 64-bit Exynos in testing. We’ve even specifically checked out the 64-bit Exynos 5433 attached to Note 4 leaks. So when @evleaks chimed-in early this morning that the Note 4 will be a 64-bit device, it was a pretty easy rumor to accept. What’s possibly more interesting, though, and certainly far more head-scratching, is the puzzling analogy that came alongside it:

The Galaxy Note 3 is to “H,” as the Galaxy Note 4 is to “TR.”

That’s all he gives us to go on, and while it might reveal some interesting new change in store for the Note 4, it doesn’t do us much good until we can work out what H and TR are supposed to represent.

HSPA+? HDMI? None of the smartphone-related H-words that come to mind seem particularly applicable to the Note 3, nor do any conjure up ideas of corresponding TR-words. Maybe this will be one of those situations where the answer comes to us all of a sudden, making it seem like it should have been so obvious all along, but for now we’re finding ourselves without a strong theory. Got an idea what it might mean? Clue us in down in the comments.

Update: Commenter Josh has what looks like the strongest theory so far: codenames. Whereas the Note 3 was Samsung’s HLTE, the Note 4 may be TRLTE. Maybe not as exciting as a feature tease, but useful in its own right.

Source: @evleaks

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Stephen has been writing about electronics since 2008, which only serves to frustrate him that he waited so long to combine his love of gadgets and his degree in writing. In his spare time, he collects console and arcade game hardware, is a motorcycle enthusiast, and enjoys trapping blue crabs. Stephen's first mobile device was a 624 MHz Dell Axim X30, which he's convinced is still a viable platform. Stephen longs for a market where phones are sold independently of service, and bandwidth is cheap and plentiful; he's not holding his breath. In the meantime, he devours smartphone news and tries to sort out the juicy bits Read more about Stephen Schenck!