Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition available now (only on Verizon)
posted by Florin T. / May 05, 2014, 12:12 PM
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
Samsung Galaxy S5 OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow, 5.1 Lollipop, 5.0 Lollipop, 4.4.4, 4.4.2 View Full specs
- 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)
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Man, who DOESN'T want an unlocked $600 Galaxy S5 with the "Verizon 4G LTE" logo plastered on it?!?
posted on May 05, 2014, 12:13 PM 6
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I don't want it.
posted on May 05, 2014, 12:28 PM 5
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If it's so ugly just go to Samsung's website & buy one that has no logo. Me personally I don't care since it's ACTUALLY a good thing to be on Verizon's network. ESPECIALLY since it's the BEST there is. Now Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition HERE I COME!!!!!
posted on May 05, 2014, 12:47 PM 0
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Just buy a battery door for 10$ on ebay...
posted on May 05, 2014, 1:08 PM 3
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What's the difference between the developer edition and the simple edition ?
posted on May 05, 2014, 1:06 PM 0
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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.
posted on May 05, 2014, 1:51 PM 1
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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
posted on May 05, 2014, 1:26 PM 2
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