Today is the day that the Galaxy S5 is hitting shelves worldwide, including all the major carriers in the United States. For those interested in picking up a Verizon-branded Galaxy S5 but also hoping for the most developer-friendly experience possible, you might want to wait off bit longer before grabbing the GS5.
Why wait? Samsung has now added a listing for the Verizon Samsung Galaxy S5 Developer Edition to its website! Although Verizon’s ‘standard’ devices tend to be locked down as tight as possible, the Developer Edition is the perfect device for those looking to tinker, as it offers an easily unlockable bootloader.
Aside from the bootloader, there’s generally no other noticeable differences between this model and a standard Galaxy S5. That means you’ll get a handset powered by a Snapdragon 801 CPU at 2.5GHz with 2GB RAM. Other specs include a 5.1-inch Super AMOLED with 1080p resolution, 16/32GB storage, microSD, 16MP rear LED with ISOCELL, a 2800 mAh battery and Android 4.4 KitKat with the latest version of Touchwiz.
So when can we expect the Verizon version to come on sale, and for how much? That’s a good question, though unfortunately we don’t have the answer just yet. Thankfully once Samsung puts up a listing, it’s usually not too long of a wait until it becomes fully available.
If you still aren’t sure if the Galaxy S5 is the right device for you, be sure to check out our full review to get an even better idea of what to expect.
So how about it, anyone planning on getting the Developer Edition of the Galaxy S5 on Verizon’s network?