NXP powers NFC in Samsung's new GALAXY S III smart phone

May 14, 2012 // By Paul Buckley
NXP Semiconductors N.V. has announced that its PN65 Mobile Transactions solution will power the Samsung GALAXY S III to offer a new concept of human-centric mobile experience. The Samsung GALAXY S III is the successor of the best-selling Samsung GALAXY S II.

The Samsung GALAXY S III engages mobile users with a 4. 8 inch display, a 8MP camera and a fast quad-core processor.     

Powered by Google's Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich operating system, the powerful Samsung GALAXY S III supports secure NFC applications, such as wallets being launched by mobile network operators, card associations and others such as Google's Wallet. Additionally NXP's award winning PN65 delivers best in class performance and seamless interoperability with various mobile use cases such as payment, transportation, access control and NFC tag reading largely based on NXP's contactless reader IC technology.     

“We are in the midst of a golden era of mobile and Samsung continues to set the bar with coveted products like the GALAXY S III ,” said Henri Ardevol, vice president and general manager, secure transactions with NXP Semiconductors. “Samsung's flagship phones require flagship-worthy NFC solutions and NXP is proud to support Samsung on its G ALAXY S line. We eagerly look forward to the extraordinary mobile experiences the G ALAXY S III will deliver including those enabled by NFC.”     

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