A week ago, the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition was spotted in Samsung's official website. Shortly thereafter, Samsung officially revealed that the special Galaxy Note 4 edition is indeed launching soon, further adding that it would be coming to Verizon Wireless very soon.
Now, it appears that the wait is over. Samsung had now made the Verizon Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition available for purchase for $699.99 (no subsidy available). Fans of the Galaxy Note 4 phablet may notice that the Developer Edition's price is about the same as that of the no-contract Galaxy Note 4 offered by Verizon.
The specs of the Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition are roughly the same with that of the regular Verizon Galaxy Note 4 edition. The one difference of the special edition is that it comes with an unlocked bootloader. This would allow users, especially those with a habit of tinkering, to make changes to the device's built-in software system, or install another one that is custom-made.
Verizon's customers are no strangers to Developer Edition devices. The carrier after all has a knack for locking down its smartphone offerings. So it is no surprise that in the past, its customers have seen Verizon Developer Editions of other popular flagship devices like the Samsung Galaxy S5 and the Moto X.
As for Samsung, it has previously released Developer Editions of some of its devices via Verizon, including the aforementioned Galaxy S5, Galaxy S3, Galaxy S4 (also carried by AT&T), Galaxy Note 3, and the Galaxy Note 2.
When the Galaxy Note 4 Developer Edition appeared in Samsung's website a week ago, it was listed with a price of $662.53. This had came as a surprise for those familiar with Developer Editions. Devices of this type are normally priced higher than their regular counterparts. We now know that the price listed was a place holder.
Still, the $699.99 price that Verizon offers for both the regular edition and the Developer Edition is not bad considering that compared to other carriers' offers, it is the cheapest available. AT&T is offering the Galaxy Note 4 for $825.99, while T-Mobile is offering it for $749.76. Even Sprint is offering the phablet for $720 -- that is 20 bucks more than what Verizon offers.
Samsung has also stated that Verizon Wireless will be offering another new variant of the Galaxy Note 4. The South Korean phone maker also confirmed that the Galaxy Note Edge will be coming soon to AT&T, Sprint, and T-Mobile. Know more about Samsung devices by comparing Samsung phones here. You can also browse Verizon plans here.
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