Rooters and ROM users will be pleased to know that the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Developers Edition is now on the market.
Not long after the Galaxy Note 3 released in the U.S. in October, a tip from Samsung’s product registry page indicated that the Galaxy Note 3 Developers Edition was on its way, and sure enough, Samsung inconspicuously released the Galaxy Note 3 Developers Edition last week. The device is sold directly from the Korean manufacturer and powered by the Verizon network.
As expected, the Samsung Galaxy Note 3 Developers Edition includes the same features and specs as the original models; however, it is bootloader unlocked to allow for customization by developers as well as tech-savvy users. Verizon is especially known for keeping the bootloaders on its devices locked, so the carrier hosting an unlocked device should be a welcome treat for many.
The Galaxy Note 3 Developers Edition, which is a 32GB ROM model, sells at its full retail price of $699.99, which means customers can power their devices with a month-to-month plan if they so choose.
The Developers Edition appears to be very popular already as it is currently on back order for up to four weeks. Those interested in purchasing the Galaxy Note 3 Developers Edition can sign up to be notified when the device is available.
The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 features a 5.7-inch Full HD Super AMOLED display, a 2.3GHz quad-core LTE processor for the U.S. market, a 32GB internal storage option for the Developers Edition with microSD expansion up to 64GB and 3GB of RAM, a 13-megapixel camera and a 1.9-megapixel front camera with 1080p/60 video recording and 4K video recording for some models. The Samsung Galaxy Note 3 also runs the latest Android 4.3 Jelly Bean operating system, has a 3,200mAh battery, and features boosted 24-bit and 192 KHz audio.
Software features for the Note 3 include Samsung Knox preloaded and able to work for both personal and business purposes. The Note 3 also focuses on improved multitasking with the Air command feature, which directs users to the Action Memo, Screen Write, S-Finder, Scrapbook and Pen Window applications. With an enhanced S-Pen, users can easily navigate their Galaxy Note 3 handset with simple dot, circle and box motions.
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Fionna Agomuoh is a Technology Reporter for the International Business Times, a vegan foodie, and a lover of Electric Dance Music.