Samsung has previously released Developer Editions of its Galaxy SIII and S4 devices, so why wouldn’t we receive a similar Galaxy S5? The Galaxy S5 Developer Edition has already appeared on the company’s website, revealing that it will come to Verizon at some point in the future, probably sooner than we are expecting. A Developer edition is something that some of you might want as long as it makes it possible to easily root your phone and load custom ROMs. So, if you want to be as close as possible to a stock Android experience, this new Samsung Galaxy S5 might be the key!
The same Specs as the Original Galaxy S5
For those of you who are worried about the specs of this Galaxy S5 Developer Edition, we can only tell you that an unlocked bootloader is the only difference on the developer edition compared to the original model. So, you’ll still enjoy the same 5.1-inch Super AMOLED display, Snapdragon 801 processor and Android 4.4 KitKat, not to mention Galaxy’s amazing 16MP camera with 4K video recording support and incredibly fast autofocus speed up to 0.3 second, or its special software features such as S Voice, S Health, Download Booster, or Ultra Power Saving Mode.
Even more, the device has a baby monitoring feature built into its software, being simply ideal for detecting the baby’s cry by sending a vibrating alert to your device which has to be paired with Galaxy’s Gear smartwatch. And don’t forget that this S5 model comes with fingerprint sensor for safe mobile payment and it even has a water resistant body, so it might be an ideal choice.
Returning to this Galaxy S5 Developer Edition, you should know though that it’ll be available in black only, with 16GB internal storage, for a price between $599-699.
Is there any chance to see a Developer Edition S5 from AT&T?
As we all know, Verizon has offered developer editions of popular flagships with unlocked bootloaders in the past as well, but will we see it from other carriers too? There are some rumors pointing towards the possibility of seeing AT&T getting a Developer Edition S5 too, but we have no guarantee that this is indeed true.
Google Play Edition of Samsung’s Galaxy S5
As for those of you thinking of a Google Play Edition of the Galaxy S5, we can only hope that the device will enjoy the same faith of its S4 predecessor that got this treatment; and as we all know, the Play Edition would cost the same as the original and offer a near-stock Android experience as well.
So, we’ll come back as soon as we have fresh details on this topic.