How to find the IMEI, model number, and serial number for Samsung Galaxy device?
All mobile devices have a unique identity that is made up of an IMEI number, serial number and model number. The IMEI (or MEID) and serial number are two forms of identification for your phone or tablet. Just like fingerprints for people, these two numbers are different for every phone and tablet. These identifiers help ensure that your device is not a counterfeit and can also help you find it if it is lost or stolen. Additionally, sometimes you may need the IMEI or serial number to redeem special promotions from Samsung.
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A serial number and IMEI are similar, but have some differences. The serial number is a unique number assigned by the manufacturer (like Samsung) to help identify an individual device, like a phone, tablet, TV, and so on. For example, your phone's serial number will be different from every other phone Samsung has made. Serial numbers make it easier for the makers to organize and keep track of their products.
On the other hand, an IMEI or MEID is only used for phones or other communication devices. Depending on the carrier, your device will have either an IMEI or MEID. These two numbers are different from a serial number. They are used at an international or global level, not just by manufacturers. Both types of numbers can help network providers track down a device that has been stolen or lost.
Finally, a model number is a specific number that applies to a range of products (i.e., the Note10, Tab S4, etc.). The number will vary depending on the year the product was released, its colour, the carrier, and some other factors. Every model that falls into that category (same colour, etc.) will have the same model number. For example, certain S8 models have a model number of SM-G950U, whereas some S9s have a model number of SM-G960U.
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