Since some early reviews of the Samsung Galaxy S II surfaced in recent days there has been some conflicting information regarding the NFC (Near Field Communication) capabilities of the device – a feature that was advertised and since hinted at being territory specific. Some reports have stated that the NFC chip may be present but disabled via software to be released by a future upgrade.
We have spoke again today to those in charge of UK distribution and have had it confirmed that UK stock will NOT feature NFC as standard. Also there will NOT be an NFC chip within the device so there will be no ‘software upgrade’ available in the future to enable this.
Some devices worldwide may feature the chip and rumour has it these units will be physically thicker. We have removed NFC from our website specification for the Samsung Galaxy S II and will be informing all customers with pre-orders about this development; providing the choice whether to continue with your order or not.
If you have an order for the Samsung Galaxy S II and wish to cancel due to this change in specification, contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
First stock of the Samsung Galaxy S II is still on course to ship to customers on May 3rd.