Mediatek plans to replace NFC with their own HOT KNOT feature

Along with the launch of their new high-end 8-core processor, Mediatek have also reportedly shown off their own rival to NFC.

Currently NFC technology is not at such a low price that many mid to high-end smartphones which with the technology, but Mediatek think they can do better and go cheaper with their own rival tech. Full details of how the system works haven’t been revealed but what we do know is that the HOT KNOT features transfers data via touching the screen of two (or more) devices.

HOT KNOT is implemented on the new 8-core MT6592 chipset, so in theory we could see this feature appear in a relatively short time, however this being new tech and with currently no third party developers on board we wonder just how well it will take off.

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