Question Difference between variants?

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-Asskicker-

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Last week I bought the A53, and today I noticed I received the Indian variant (SM-A536E).
I'm from Europe and I bought it from a verified European shop.

I was wondering if this could have any disadvantages?
Like maybe the Indian ROM has more tracking than the European One (because of GDPR or something) or the Radios are different?

Could I for example flash the European ROM through Odin?

Thanks
 

Jay1175

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Last week I bought the A53, and today I noticed I received the Indian variant (SM-A536E).
I'm from Europe and I bought it from a verified European shop.

I was wondering if this could have any disadvantages?
Like maybe the Indian ROM has more tracking than the European One (because of GDPR or something) or the Radios are different?

Could I for example flash the European ROM through Odin?

Thanks

The biggest difference for most people is going to be the supported frequencies, especially the 5G bands.

For example, I considered getting an international model shipped to me here in the USA (because the USA models cannot have their bootloaders unlocked without exploiting bugs) but decided against it because it wouldn't support one of the major 5G bands used here.

That's the only part of your question I can help with though, I don't know what would happen if you try to flash firmware from a different region.