The new NFC phone, Huawei’s first, is believed to be a sub-US$200 device running Android 2.3 Gingerbread.
Details of Chinese handset maker Huawei’s first NFC phone are now available to view on the FCC’s website.
The QISU8650NFC-1, also known as the Huawei Sonic, is an Android device with the NFC antenna built into the back of the battery cover:
The user manual includes a section on how to use the device’s NFC tag handling capabilities, but there is no mention of secure NFC services and it’s not clear from internal images whether the phone includes an embedded secure element:
The U650NFC-1 is believed to be the same device as the Huawei Sonic, a sub-$200 Android phone which was captured in action at a recent Huawei event by Tech65.org:
The device is expected to be put on sale by mobile network operator Turkcell in Turkey in the near future, where it will be marketed as the Turkcell T20.