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Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini now with NFC

Samsung is readying another variant of its Samsung Galaxy S3 Mini handset that will support NFC connectivity, the company has announced.

The incorporation of NFC will purportedly increase the speed and efficiency of content transfer between compatible devices, with a 10MB music file requiring just two seconds to be shared when enabled phones are placed in contact with one another.

The new Galaxy S3 Mini will still come with much of the same features as its earlier iteration. Sporting a Jelly Bean OS, the diminutive handset will keep its S Voice control utility and its Direct Call function which allows for users to reply to an SMS with a call by simply moving the handset to their ear.

“NFC technology and the digital wallet started to gain significant traction in 2012, particularly in the run up to the Olympics,” said Simon Stanford, Samsung’s vice president of telecommunications and networks in the 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,” he added.