Samsung reveals a Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition, coming soon to Verizon

Today, Samsung quietly revealed the existence of a Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition, which is now listed as “coming soon” on the company’s US website. Seemingly costing $662.53 - no contract required - the handset is made for Verizon, and it doesn’t look like it’s going to work on any other carrier. As some of you may know, in the past Samsung also offered a Galaxy Note 3 Developer Edition, as well as a Galaxy S5 Developer Edition - both for Verizon.

Basically, the Note 4 Developer Edition is the same Galaxy Note 4 that you can buy right now, with the difference that it comes with an unlockable bootloader (this, of course, being what makes it developer-friendly). The Developer Edition also has the advantage of being slightly cheaper than the Note 4 that Verizon is currently selling (for $699.99 off-contract).

Released this month in the US, as well as in lots of other markets, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is undoubtedly one of the best large-screen smartphones that you can buy this year. If you want to find out more about it, check out our review of it here.

source: Samsung via Droid-life

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Galaxy Note 4
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 16 MP / 3.7 MP front
  • Processor Samsung Exynos 7 Octa, Octa-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3220 mAh(20h 3G talk time)



1. Ashoaib

Posts: 3297; Member since: Nov 15, 2013

will it be available in international market?

2. Sauce2

Posts: 199; Member since: Oct 21, 2014

Might not be something everyone obsesses over like I do, or something a lot of people like, but I'm in love with the Note 4's stock wallpapers :)


Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

Still waiting on unfullfilled preorder of the note 4. HMMMMMMMM.

10. TechieXP1969

Posts: 14967; Member since: Sep 25, 2013

because Verizon isn't releasing them until he 23rd. Obviously you cant read. VZW announced long ago the Note 4 would be ship on pre-order to be received starting on the 23rd. I received my email with tracking. Mine arrive tomorrow. The phone will be avail in the store on the 26th.


Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

I preordered before they changed the date and I don't have it, so technically I'm still waiting genius. I didn't even mention anything negative other than my preorder hasn't been fulfilled yet. Isn't there something more important you can be defensive about on the internet?

19. Basicallyevolve

Posts: 10; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

I already have my note 4 from Verizon and it arrived yesterday. I also ordered one for my gf and she will be getting hers today according to the tracking # so I don't think there was any delay. Mine probably arrived yesterday because I got the black one while she wanted the white one. Lower demand on mine I guess. Lucky me.

4. yowanvista

Posts: 341; Member since: Sep 20, 2011

Or you could just buy the unlocked international variants like people from the rest of the world. Funny Americans and their silly carriers.


Posts: 46; Member since: May 11, 2014

I don't believe Verizon has the same bands as the international variant, correct me if I'm wrong plz.

6. wilsong17 unregistered

Yeah it won't work with usa LTE so why bother

7. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

So in US they don't sell unlocked phones????? LOL Come on.

14. bigdawg23

Posts: 467; Member since: May 25, 2011

The Unlock international versions are SIM unlocked while this VZW version is a Bootloader Unlocked. Hence Developer Edition.

22. KonaStang4.6

Posts: 285; Member since: Nov 04, 2011

"Funny Americans and their silly carriers"? Are you serious ? Is it our fault that we have carriers that control everything ? You sound like an idiot.

8. mike2959

Posts: 696; Member since: Oct 08, 2011

All those radio's and LTE bands will be in there baby, don't you worry. Xda will lead the way to light them up.

9. EclipseGSX

Posts: 1777; Member since: Oct 18, 2011

Like they did with the Nexus 5 and Verizon...oh wait

11. MartyK

Posts: 1043; Member since: Apr 11, 2012

No G.P.E. Note 4 huh?

12. bigmaster

Posts: 198; Member since: Sep 05, 2014

Why do you want GPE of the note 4??! maybe you don't like how TW looks but it makes phablets like the note 4 much better and easy to use in other words the Note can't be one without TW.

15. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

G.P.E. ( pure android) kills everything Note, and more

13. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Samsung should make a "KNOX edition" for Verizon and ATT for all the people in the government who want to have their stuff in a "container". Once that is done, Samsung can then make all the normal phones without KNOX, without a locked bootloader (or make it easily unlockable), and with easy root. Samsung has to get back to being developer friendly. They have their head up their ass right now.

16. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

iBS What is wrong with Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition now???? How many millions of "normal phones" flash ROMs or root????? Why shouldn't they have THE GREATEST SECURITY???? Because bashing Samsung must go on????? You are pathetic.

17. 0xFFFF

Posts: 3806; Member since: Apr 16, 2014

Nothing is "wrong" with putting out ONE developer edition. But it is just a band-aid, a little joke from Samsung, putting a developer edition on Verizon... the telecom that probably has the least Android developers. If you think most consumers are buying Samsung because of KNOX, you are sadly mistaken. Samsung's own survey showed less than 2% of their customers use KNOX. But Samsung thinks locking down most of their phones for this 2% minority is the way to go. When Samsung cares about developers, power users, modders, etc. again they will stop their madness and make KNOX optional and provide easy root. Until then, Samsung sales are going to continue to decline. Making life tough for developers is a really really dumb business strategy.

21. The-Sailor-Man

Posts: 1095; Member since: Mar 25, 2014

"Verizon... the telecom that probably has the least Android developers." What if it it's on Verizon has to do with that The phone is UNLOCKED. Right? You are insane , or iboy?

20. Whitefur

Posts: 27; Member since: Oct 13, 2014

Welp, this disappeared pretty quick...

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