My Galaxy S4 doesn’t recognize specific NFC tags my Galaxy S3 does. What’s the problem?

Last Update Date : Apr 23. 2018

A : The Galaxy S4 uses a Broadcom Co. Chipset. The Galaxy S3 uses the NXP Co. chipset. So, Galaxy S4 will not support specific NFC tags which are related with patent right of NXP Co as a result.

Please refer the specification of NFC tags that the Galaxy S4 supports.

< Supported tag> : NFC Forum type 1 ~ 4, Mifare DesFire, Mifare UltraLight, Mifare UltraLightC: Mifare Classic series (Mifare Classic 1K, 4K, Mifare Mini, Mifare Plus 2K, Mifare Plus 4K)




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