Samsung announces NFC-enabled version of SIII Mini

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Handset’s S Beam feature will allow file transfers to compatible devices

Samsung is releasing a NFC-enabled version of the Galaxy SIII Mini in the UK at the end of this month.

The manufacturer says its S Beam feature, which uses the NFC chip to transfer files, can send a 10MB music file in two seconds without the need for a Wi-Fi signal or access to the cellular network.

It will be available from retailers stocking the standard Galaxy SIII Mini from the end of the month.

Samsung UK and Ireland vice president of telecommunications and networks Simon Stanford 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.”

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