The Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition is now available on Verizon via the Samsung online store. The device is currently on sale only in black, and it’s priced at $699.99.
The Note 4 Developer Edition, which first made a premature appearance on Samsung’s website earlier this month, is largely the same device as the original Note 4. You get the same 5.7-inch Quad HD display, the same quad-core Snapdragon 805 processor, 3GB of RAM, and a 16-megapixel camera with optical image stabilization. You even get exactly the same Android software skinned with TouchWiz.
So, what’s so special about this device?
Unlike the regular Note 4, the Developer Edition is designed to be messed with. It’s aimed at those who like to tinker with their software, and install things like custom ROMs and tweaks. Developer Edition devices usually shipped with unlocked bootloaders, meaning users don’t have to find ways to unlock their handset themselves when they want to root or install third-party mods.
The downside to a Developer Edition device, however — at least in this case — is that they’re aren’t available with a subsidy. You cannot get the device on a two-year contract for $199 upfront, so you have to pay the full $699.99 price tag.
Of course, if you’re serious about software modification and an unlocked bootloader is a must, then price is unlikely to be a major issue for you. To grab your Note 4 Developer Edition, visit the Samsung online store by following the source link below.