Though still making its first baby steps, NFC (Near Field Communications) has great potential. As we see more phones featuring NFC, the way we deal with daily matters (like transactions) will change as well. Currently, the only Android device with an NFC chip is the Samsung Nexus S, and though we wish many of the phones coming out would sport NFC, that just isn’t the case today, but HTC is coming to the rescue!
Bright Side of News has reported that at a recent press event an unnamed HTC Sales Manager stated that HTC is planning to bring an NFC high-end smartphone, which should be positioned “slighly above the recently announced HTC Sensation.” This device is expected to be released during the 3rd quarter of 2011, probably not too long after the Sensation hits (you just might have a reason to wait a bit… again).
Though this device is supposed to be “slightly above” the HTC Sensation, we are not sure if this only constitutes the addition of the NFC chip or whether there will be other enhancements. We do know that the new HTC phone will have a 4.3 qHD display, similar to the one found in the Sensation. Will it be that much better? Most likely not, unless you consider NFC to be highly important, in which case it might be worth the wait for you.
What do you think? Will you go for the Sensation or this NFC-capable device? Is NFC that important to you? Maybe you want another HTC device, like the EVO 3D, so let us know!