We knew it was on its way since long which is why Verizon making available the Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition isn’t that big a news. This special device looks exactly like the regular version offered by the same carrier, but the only difference lies in the fact that it has its bootloader unlocked, providing owners with plenty of freedom for tinkering around with its firmware.
The Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition is being sold now at $599 in a contract-free fashion, but Verizon is the only network provider you can buy it from. Moreover, there seem to be no details of the Developer Edition being prepped up by any other carriers.
Reports of a Google Play Edition of this Samsung flagship had also surfaced recently. If at all it is released, this version will come equipped with the vanilla Android experience, thus abandoning the heavy TouchWIZ user interface as well as the company’s huge amount of bloatware.
Like we said, the Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition is purchasable currently through the company’s official US site at $599. Its radios only support Verizon’s network.
Here you go with a look at the main specs of the Samsung Galaxy S5 Dev Edition:
– Display: 5.1-inch, full HD resolution
– Processor: 2.5GHz quad core Snapdragon 801
– OS: Android 4.4 KitKat
– Memory: 2GB RAM, 16GB/32GB storage (microSD support up to 128GB)
– Camera: 16MP rear, 2MP front
– Battery: 2800mAh