after frequent rumours about the (yet inactive) NFC hardware inside the nokia c7-00, i recently decided to get myself one and have a closer look at the actual chip.
curiously, most of the information available on the internet relies on confirmed statements by nokia, but i could not find any details about the chip to actually prove it.
however, the schematics leaked on the internet (search for “Nokia_C7-00_RM-675_Service_Schematics_v2.0.pdf”) show a controller called N6500, and you can see the connection to the two antenna pads on the back of the PCB (X6500 and X6501), but there’s no info about the real name of the chip.
so here it is:
the antenna is located at the back of the b-cover, hidden underneath the Bluetooth/GPS/WiFi Antenna: