Galaxy S5 Developer Edition shows up on Samsung’s site

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Swing by your favorite your favorite carrier or electronics retailer today, and you’ll likely find the Galaxy S5 up for sale; today marks the start of broad availability for Samsung’s flagship Android, so shoppers shouldn’t run into any problems trying to get their hands on one. At least, that’s the case for the regular-old Galaxy S5 models, but what if you want something a little more flexible? We haven’t seen any sign of a Google Play edition GS5 just yet, but a developer model may be the next best thing, and today sees Samsung begin preparations for the release of just such a GS5.

Right now, Samsung’s site is listing a charcoal black GS5 developer handset for Verizon. The manufacturer has the phone marked as “coming soon” and there’s no pricing available yet (considering what the regular VZW GS5 goes for, we’re guessing somewhere in the $600-$650 range), but we’re just interested in seeing it show up like this quite so early. If you were paying attention to last year’s Galaxy S 4 roll-out you might remember how the dev edition there didn’t turn up on Samsung’s site until about a month after the initial start of sales.

So, what’s it going to be, GS5 aficionados? Pick up one of the locked-down carrier editions today? Keep your eye on this dev model becoming available in the weeks to come? Or are you holding off for a little GPe action?

Source: Samsung
Via: SamMobile

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