Samsung Galaxy S4 won't work with the older version of Samsung TecTile

Samsung Galaxy S4 won't work with the older version of Samsung TecTile
The Samsung TecTile is a programmable NFC tag that can be used to set off certain features on an NFC supported handset. But if you just purchased the Samsung Galaxy S4, don't expect the phone to work with Samsung TecTile. A change in NFC chipsets means that the new Android flagship will not read the older tags. But there is good news. Samsung is introducing TecTile 2.

The sequel to the Samsung TecTile has actually leaked out into the marketplace even though it is not due to be released for a few weeks. Some users have already found tags in the marketplace that identify as a NFC Forum Type 4 tag, which indicates that it is the sequel. The different look of the tag also might give away the fact that the item you have in front of you is the TecTile 2.

The photo accompanying this article shows you what your Samsung Galaxy S4 screen will look like if you are using the original TecTile, and also shows what it will look like when you replace your current TecTiles with the new ones.

source: AnandTech via GSMArena

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Galaxy S4
  • Display 5.0" 1080 x 1920 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP / 2 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 600, Quad-core, 1900 MHz
  • Storage 64 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh(17h 3G talk time)



1. HDShatter

Posts: 1021; Member since: Jan 17, 2013

Atleast the NFC chip in the S4 from Broadcomm is supposed to be a lot better than the s3.

2. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Nothing like planned obsolescence.... Hahaha!!!!

3. Reverence

Posts: 224; Member since: Jul 16, 2012

oh so people used these tags..

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