Looks like Samsung and its partner mobile carriers are all busy rolling out the new Galaxy Note 4. Just yesterday, Samsung teased the phablet with Android 5.0 Lollipop. No exact dates have been given but at least we have an idea what models from different manufacturers are expected to get a taste of Lollipop.
First buyers of Galaxy Note 4 are also being enticed more by getting free access to OnLive gaming and for some, extended warranties. A recent teardown of the unit showed us that it’s using a Sony IMX240 camera inside. This isn’t surprising but actually a good thing because Sony’s cameras are really good.
And now, we’ve got news that a Developer Edition of Samsung Galaxy Note 4 is finally hitting the US via Verizon. The Charcoal black edition is up for grabs at $662.53 with no contract. Sadly, this version won’t be available on contract or with plans.
The Android smartphone boasts the same 5.7-in Quad HD Super AMOLED display, 3.7MP front-facing wide-angle camera, 16MP rear camera with Optical Image Statbilization, 3GB RAM, and an enhanced S-Pen with more functions and precision.
Out of the box, the Galaxy Note 4 will run Android 4.4 KitKat but it can be updated to Android 5.0 when the new mobile OS is released. What’s so special about this developer edition is that it’s best for app developers who want to look into the software and hardware. The model comes with bootloaders that can be unlocked easily. Installing custom ROMs and kernels are made easier on this special version of the Galaxy Note 4.