Samsung confirms NFC enabled Galaxy S II

Release date sometime later this year

The days of carrying a wallet or purse may soon be numbered...

Samsung has confirmed reports that a Near Field Communication (NFC) enabled version of it's Galaxy S II handset will be released later this year.

Speaking today, the Korean company gave the official nod to the handset, which will feature the ability to pay for goods and services on the move.

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"Samsung Mobile UK can confirm an NFC version of the Galaxy S II will be launch later this year, to support the roll out of our network partners' NFC services." said a representative from the company’s head office.

Despite this confirmation, it appears we're still in the dark as to when the phone will be released, but all things point to a launch date coinciding with NFC services rolling out across the country later in the year.

There's also no news on whether or not Samsung will put a premium on the cost of the handset for the NFC technology, with the current incarnation of the Galaxy S II already carrying a top end £500 handset price.

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Via: TechRadar