1. nemov's Avatar
    Interesting if true, but would they hold it up just for this?

    Samsung Galaxy S2 US variants to include NFC chip?

    As expected, these variants will not only differ from the international version but also from each other. Now, redditor "aliveshecried" has noticed a subtle change to the Samsung Galaxy S2 website. The manufacturer seems to have decided to slip in details of an NFC version. As we know, the European Samsung Galaxy S2 doesn't pack an NFC chip.

    Furthermore, with Android 2.3.5 recently rolled out for the Samsung Nexus S, Google Wallet has been integrated into this Android phone which happens to have an NFC chip too. If Samsung does in fact plan to introduce an NFC chip in the Samsung Galaxy S2 then it would also explain why there could have been a delay in its US launch.

    Of course, nothing is concrete at the moment and even if NFC is in, it doesn't guarantee every one of the carrier variants will have it.

    More on this as it develops.

    Samsung Galaxy S2 Website Gets Updated, New Feature Destined For US Version?
    07-12-2011 08:38 AM
  2. Asterdroid's Avatar
    This thing won't be out until 2018 at this rate.
    07-12-2011 08:51 AM
  3. Friend-O's Avatar
    I'm so confused by this. The official specs of the phone on the Samsung website have always said it has NFC.
    07-12-2011 09:01 AM
  4. Friend-O's Avatar
    Ha ha. Here it is, right from the Samsung GS2 site:

    Samsung GALAXY S II

    NFC (Near Field Communication)

    Leave your wallet at home. The Samsung GALAXY S II has it in hand. It will house NFC short-range high frequency wireless communication technology for contactless credit card payments. It can communicate with existing smartcards and readers and is compatible with existing contactless infrastructure for public transportation and payment systems. Use NFC for secure purchasing, ticket reservations, as a transit pass, or even for electronic door entry. You can even scan smart tags on posters or billboards to download the details to your phone. That’s Samsung smart!
    07-12-2011 11:05 AM