Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition available now (only on Verizon)

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition that we first told you about last month is now available to buy in the US. Unfortunately, this is a Verizon-only version, and we don’t know if Samsung is planning to release an S5 Developer Edition for other carriers.

Anyway, the Galaxy S5 Developer Edition is offered off-contract, and costs $599.99 - just like the regular variant. The handset should have an unlockable bootloader out of the box. Other than that, it doesn’t appear to be different from the S5 that was released around the world on April 11. So customers will get the same 5.1-inch 1080p Super AMOLED display, 16MP rear camera, fingerprint scanner, heart rate monitor, quad-core 2.5GHz Snapdragon 801 processor, 2GB of RAM, and a 2,800 mAh battery.

The Galaxy S5 Developer Edition can be purchased online at Samsung’s website (see the source link below). Only a black variant is available for now, free shipping included. Verizon doesn’t seem to offer the smartphone via its own website, and there is no word if it’s going to do it at a later date.

source: Samsung via Droid-life

Related phones

Galaxy S5
  • Display 5.1" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 2.1 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 801, Quad-core, 2500 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2800 mAh(21h 3G talk time)



1. Commentator

Posts: 3723; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Man, who DOESN'T want an unlocked $600 Galaxy S5 with the "Verizon 4G LTE" logo plastered on it?!?

2. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 2013

I don't want it.

3. JunitoNH

Posts: 1946; Member since: Feb 15, 2012

I think that was sarcasm. Yup....$600 for a phone. I rather spend it on a new TV or game console.

9. sgodsell

Posts: 7431; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

Where is the 32gb S5 version?

14. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

This is a common question on the various forums. It was killed by the US carriers, it seems.

4. SuperAndroidEvo

Posts: 4888; Member since: Apr 15, 2011

If it's so ugly just go to Samsung's website & buy one that has no logo. Me personally I don't care since it's ACTUALLY a good thing to be on Verizon's network. ESPECIALLY since it's the BEST there is. Now Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition HERE I COME!!!!!

6. TechFreak123

Posts: 85; Member since: Feb 25, 2014

Just buy a battery door for 10$ on ebay...

11. rns122112 unregistered

I was going to say the same thing lol.

15. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I would just buy a sticker that says "I hate" and put it next to the Verizon logo. Of course one could say so many other things too... :)

5. sip1995

Posts: 1771; Member since: Feb 07, 2014

What's the difference between the developer edition and the simple edition ?

8. JMartin22

Posts: 2372; Member since: Apr 30, 2013

No bootloader lock. That means you can root the phone and install custom software on it much more easily without having to develop complicated bypasses and workarounds on the locked bootloader security of some of the regular carrier editions.


Posts: 1459; Member since: Mar 09, 2010

If it can't be used on any carrier they are just spinning their wheels if you asked me. I got the Nexus 5 and I hope the Note 4 comes with all carriers unlocked. I wont enjoy contracts or being tied to a CARRIER SPECIFIC PHONE ANY MORE

16. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

The Verizon S5 is limited to the Verizon LTE bands, at least in the firmware.

10. Arte-8800

Posts: 4562; Member since: Mar 13, 2014

Where is the Exynos version with Lte and just quad core A15s

12. AJagtiani

Posts: 466; Member since: Apr 24, 2014

S5 > HTCrap One M8.

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

I find it funny that Verizon gets the S5 Developers Edition while there is nothing for ATT. Your move, ATT...

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