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 inches
    1920 x 1080 pixels
  • Camera 13 MP (Single camera)
    2 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 600
    2GB RAM
  • Storage 64GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 2600 mAh
  • OS Android 5.0 Lollipop


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