Samsung Galaxy S5 dev edition slated for Verizon

Verizon is the first carrier confirmed to carry the Galaxy S5 phone for developers.

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You don't actually have to be a developer to get this version of the Galaxy S5. Josh Miller/CNET

Samsung's Galaxy S5 will come in at least one other flavor, the developer edition that has an unlocked bootloader.

Verizon is one carrier that will sell the device, and just not today, when the Galaxy S5 officially lines store shelves. Samsung's Web site promises that this version will arrive in charcoal gray "soon."

There's no indication that the pricing will vary from Verizon's $200 on-contract fee.

Last year, Samsung offered a whopping five flavors of its Galaxy S4, so we'll be keeping our eyes open for more variants to come, including a Galaxy S5 Mini and a follow-up to the Galaxy S4 Zoom.

Be sure to read my full Galaxy S5 review for all the pros and cons.

Article updated at 10:17 a.m. PT with corrections.

 

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