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It's too bad it's impossible to find teardown pics for our phone. I thought I found some once before but I couldn't right now in a quick search. A company called NXP makes the NFC chips in the latest round of Android phones. Since it is a separate chip and not just another feature in something like the wireless combo chip where they have a bunch of features (the chip in or phone can do FM RX / TX) and simply don't turn them on I'm doubtful.

But if anyone can find pictures of our phones mainboard just look for a chip with NXP on it and the mystery is over.

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It's too bad it's impossible to find teardown pics for our phone.
I bet there are some nice photos in this report but also it most likely will cost a fair bit...
http://www.abiresearch.com/research/...ONE+S+Teardown
 
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I bet there are some nice photos in this report but also it most likely will cost a fair bit...
http://www.abiresearch.com/research/...ONE+S+Teardown
4000 $ are really a fair bit for only some pictures that needed For this price i would rather buy Some One S and unscrew them

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Probably not. NFC can't get through the metal back cover. Since it can't, I doubt HTC put any NFC chips in the device.
The Sony Xperia p also have NFC and an aluminium unibody!
 
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Guys don't get your hopes high I very much doubt we have NFC lol there are annoyin people who fake things like that because they get a little humour from it but I don't think we have an NFC chip and even if we do I.... A small little tiny chance we do there are not many devs working on the one s and many of them do not even have the HTC one s for example troxx and leedroid so it will be hard to get a teardown

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Guys don't get your hopes high I very much doubt we have NFC lol there are annoyin people who fake things like that because they get a little humour from it but I don't think we have an NFC chip and even if we do I.... A small little tiny chance we do there are not many devs working on the one s and many of them do not even have the HTC one s for example troxx and leedroid so it will be hard to get a teardown

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By the way, when you remove the backcover for inserting sim card,
U will be able to see three double pins, one of them might be the nfc antenna, why i am saying it because i had a nexus s with same pins

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4000 $ are really a fair bit for only some pictures that needed For this price i would rather buy Some One S and unscrew them

Lol a few phones, and a nice DSLR thanks for checking, figured it would be something like that so I didn't bother to create an account

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The S4 SOC is so integrated, it's likely that it has the NFC functionality built in along with the cell radio, gps, etc. My company makes several products based on one platform, with various functionality enabled via software. I would guess that NFC is disabled on the HOS to differentiate it from the flagship HOX but could probably work using the HOX drivers.
 
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The S4 SOC is so integrated, it's likely that it has the NFC functionality built in along with the cell radio, gps, etc. My company makes several products based on one platform, with various functionality enabled via software. I would guess that NFC is disabled on the HOS to differentiate it from the flagship HOX but could probably work using the HOX drivers.
I was really hoping this was the case but it's not. I looked at the data sheets for the SOC and wireless combo chip. NFC is not present. In the One X & S3 & Nexus S and others I've looked at NFC is provided by a discrete chip from NXP. Since it's provided by a discrete chip and isn't something like the like FM transmit which the wireless chip is capable of but not active chances are very small HTC would add the chip and not use it.

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The One X includes NFC tag and beaming support courtesy the ubiquitous NXP PN544.
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Everyone remember this is HTC thinnest phone ever, space was a premium. The chance of them adding an extra chip only to not use it is very small.

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