Samsung Galaxy S III mini with NFC announced

Samsung Galaxy S III mini with NFC announcedYou’d be forgiven for getting a tad confused with all the many, many Galaxy smartphones and their variants, but we’re quite sure you’ll remember the arguably pointless Samsung Galaxy S III mini.

A whole, erm, zero of you bemoaned the lack of NFC (Near Field Communication), but Samsung has answered your silent prayers.

Yes, Samsung has officially announced what next to no one was crying out for, namely an NFC version of the Samsung Galaxy S III mini. Hurray?

Samsung explains that NFC welcomes S Beam to the Samsung Galaxy S III mini, allowing enabled devices to share, for example, a 10MB music file in just two seconds.

"NFC technology and the digital wallet started to gain significant traction in 2012, particularly in the run up to the Olympics,” yells Simon Stanford, Vice President of Telecommunications & Networks with Samsung UK and Ireland.

“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."

Interestingly, friends of Engadget reveal that Finnish customers are being charged a €50 premium for NFC on the Samsung Galaxy S III mini. Ouch.

There's no specific word on UK price for the Samsung Galaxy S III mini with NFC, but we're told it'll be available from the end of the month.

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aFinn  Jan. 22, 2013 at 17:23

"Finnish customers are being charged a €50 premium for NFC on the Samsung Galaxy S III mini"

I'd rather eat worms.

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