Samsung plans to release two NFC-enabled smartphones later this year, based in their proprietary OS, Bada 2.0. Samsung reported last week that the French arm of the company had sold 2.1 million smartphones in France in 2010, and expects to sell 6 million this year, with 25% of the phones running on Bada. A high end model is due out in September and a low end model will follow in November.
The high end model coming in September will have a 3.65 inch screen, support for third-generation networks Standard HSDPA 7.2, two cameras (basic — 5 megapixels), wireless modules, NFC, Bluetooth 3.0 and Wi-Fi.
The lower end phone will have a 3.14-inch screen, support for HSDPA 7.2 and NFC.
The new models have yet to be named. We'll keep you informed as we learn more.
[via Near Field Communications World]