1. A1C's Avatar
    I saw this today when the cover was off. It doesnt have to do with the battery i dont believe becuase the phone still works when its off. The phone didnt come up with any notifications either. There are conectors that match them on the phone as well. Any ideas gentlemen and ladies?
    03-25-2012 10:25 PM
  2. motor96's Avatar
    NFC I think
    03-26-2012 12:21 AM
  3. rich250's Avatar
    NFC is correct
    03-26-2012 06:17 AM
  4. btswein's Avatar
    I thought we didn't have NFC?

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    03-26-2012 10:24 AM
  5. Mellimel22's Avatar
    every new android got nfc

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    03-26-2012 11:43 AM
  6. randall2580's Avatar
    The phone has the capability but it's turned off at least till ICS as I understand it.
    03-26-2012 08:33 PM
  7. PaulF's Avatar
    My guess is the S Pen uses NFC. That is why the pen requires no battery.
    03-26-2012 09:32 PM
  8. A1C's Avatar
    but the s pen works without the back on...hmmm.
    03-27-2012 02:03 AM
  9. GMJeff's Avatar
    From what I have read on other blogs, it appears to be part of the antenna system. Whether it is for the LTE system or NFC, I don't think that information has been widely distributed yet.

    I bought one of the folio cases when I bought my Note, and it is present on that also, as it replaces the back cover when installed.
    03-27-2012 02:09 AM
  10. PaulF's Avatar
    but the s pen works without the back on...hmmm.
    Good point. I thought the back has an rfid-like tag that can be read by another phone's near field. I was only guessing that the phone powers the pen by the magnetic near field via magnetic induction and communicates using NFC. Only a guess.
    03-27-2012 03:15 AM
  11. A1C's Avatar
    I guess we will just have to wait till they do a good tear down of the device, I have seen this on the internatinal version but during the tear down they didnt explain it at all.
    03-27-2012 03:14 PM
  12. mjlaris's Avatar
    NFC has nothing to do with the pen. The screen includes an active digitizer which powers the pen.


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    03-27-2012 09:57 PM