Samsung has quietly listed the Developer Edition of the Samsung Galaxy Note 4 for sale on its own sales portal, with the version being offered being Verizon-branded and featuring an unlocked bootloader specifically for Android developers looking to test apps over Verizon’s network, the phone will be launched in the next few weeks and is available for purchase now at $662. While the phone is Verizon-branded, it does not feature Verizon’s Android version with the carrier’s suite of apps and instead ships with Samsung’s stock TouchWiz Android version.
The Galaxy Note 4 is the fourth major update to the phablet series that Samsung pioneered all the way back in 2011 and features the requisite spec upgrades, with a 5.7-inch wide-aspect “Quad-HD” display at 2560 x 1440 pixels and the U.S. variant will use a quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon processor at 2.7GHz each and 3GB of RAM with 32GB of internal storage and microSD card support up to 64GB.
The main camera now captures at 16-megapixels and includes optical image stabilization, HDR, along with ultra HD video capture. The front-facing camera also goes up in resolution to 3.7 megapixels and has a wide aperture of f/1.9, which is rare for a smartphone camera. The phone will ship with Android 4.4 KitKat and will feature the latest version of Samsung’s TouchWiz user interface, which includes the expected S Health, S Voice and services common to Samsung phones. The included S Pen stylus has also been refined to provide a more natural feel to on-screen writing compared to previous versions, and carries over the tools and functions from the Note 3, such as Air Command, Image Clip, and Smart Select.