1/21/2013 9:56:33 AM
Samsung unveils NFC-version of Galaxy SIII Mini
Samsung will be launching an NFC-enabled version of its Samsung Galaxy SIII Mini handset into the UK by the end of January.
The S Beam feature allows users to share a 10MB file in two seconds by tapping another device with the same feature, like the Galaxy SIII or Galaxy Note II. The Galaxy SIII Mini runs Android Jelly Bean and shares similar features with the Galaxy SIII, such as voice control and Direct Call, which allows consumers to automatically call someone they have just received a text from by lifting the handset to their ear.
Simon Stanford, vice-president for the telecommunications and networks division for UK and Ireland, said: 'NFC technology and the digital wallet started to gain significant traction in 2012, particularly in the run up to the Olympics. It’s an exciting time in the mobile market watching the next phase of its evolution take shape, so we’re happy to announce that we are bringing these new experiences to our customers through our growing number of NFC-enabled devices.'
The original version of the handset first went on sale in November.
Author: Graeme Neill