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    Help needed. what are the differences between an US and Europe Gear 3

    Hi guys,

    I am new to this forum so sorry if this question was already posted before.
    I need help because samsung is not really helping me.

    Shortly I will travel to the US for work. My plan is to purchase a Gear 3 when I am in the US because it will save me the tax.
    My question is if I will have the full functionality and firmware as the the Europe model.
    I live the Netherlands so it would be nice if Dutch apps could be installed.

    Does someone know the different hardware types and firmware versions?
    And if there are differences would I be able to install European firmware on the device?

    Thanks

    Jeroen

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    The US devices are usually released through the networks.
    The Gear S3 will be available through AT&T and TMobile and so you must check the frequency support against your own network.
    Look at Specifications here:
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    Look for a European model.
    Listed here:
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    Hi @greenman

    Thanks for your fast reply.
    I did find that in the Netherlands only the Bluetooth model is available.
    This means that i don't have to care about frequency support right?
    But will the apps works? Does it recognize that I Have a Dutch phone and install apps according that or has every Gear 3 its own country code

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    The Dutch version is SM-R760NDAAPHN a Gear S3 from amazon has number SM-R760NDAAXAR
    So I wonder what the difference would be

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    Look here for model versions:
    I would avoid any with A (AT&T) or V (Verizon) or T (TMobile) after the model number as these will probably have restrictions when using in Europe.
    But for definitive answers you need to ask Samsung

    Gear S3 Frontier - SM-R760, SM-R765A, SM-R765T, SM-R765V Gear S3 Classic - SM-R770

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    Quote Originally Posted by jweijenberg [ Login above or register to see download links. ]
    The Dutch version is SM-R760NDAAPHN a Gear S3 from amazon has number SM-R760NDAAXAR
    So I wonder what the difference would be
    That is not a Dutch Gear S3 but from the USA.
    The last 3 letters are XAR - the country code for USA.

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    Last edited by greenman; 24-04-2017 at 13:53.

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    Yes correct, The SM-R760NDAAPHN is dutch and the SM-R760NDAAXAR was found on amazon from a seller in the USA
    I will ask Samsung for the differences and will post it here if they ever give me a reply.
    Do you think I can load the Dutch firmware in the US model?

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    If the gear is anything like the Samsung Phones, you will only be able to install firmware for the model version.

    As Sammobile do not have any Gear S3 firmware it is difficult to be more specific.

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    I just watched an unboxing video.
    The difference is most likely only the power adapter. The US one has a different charger than the European one. But this is no issue at all
    This could explain the difference in the Part number

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    Here is a potentially useful link, and the 'CSC covers these countries' does include PHN and XAR
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