According to a study by ScientiaMobile , which compared the number of smartphones from various electronics manufacturers in 2015 and 2018, many electronics manufacturers have declined to use NFC in their branded mobile devices, as the number of models with support for such technology has declined. For example, if three years ago, about 12% of Xiaomi smartphones had such a necessary and important feature, then this figure is now at 9%.
In the case of Oppo phones, the situation is even worse: earlier, 28% of mobile devices were equipped with NFC, and now only 3%. LG has also gradually rejected this module, as only 55.85% of its phones have this feature, although a couple of years ago this indicator was significantly higher – 69.12%. Altogether, this unpleasant trend is also the case for Alcatel, which currently has only 12.4% of all phones with a NFC chip, while a few years ago this figure was at 20.71%.
Everything points out that Xiaomi, Oppo, LG and Alcatel have significantly reduced the number of mobile device models that have an NFC module. At the same time, many other manufacturers of electronics on the contrary have increased this indicator. The list of those brands that are now introducing this feature in their products include HTC, Motorola, Samsung, Apple, Sony and several more. It is self-evident that Chinese brands are not very keen on introducing support for Near Field Communication technology in their mobile devices, since China and India have little to do with it.