I've checked with the company to see if this phone even has an NFC antenna. No response yet, but it would be interesting to see if this newer model of phone has a better antenna than some of the others that are out there. Does anyone in this forum known if https://www.blackphone.ch/ would work? Yea, it has a swiss country code, but I believe it is hosted in the US. It might not support NFC ( digging into their device specs page) but it would be nice to know for sure.
Yes it's an US company.
The address is
120 Waterfront St, #420
Oxon Hill MD 20745
Thanks Blackphone to try ti trick us by using a Swiss domain.
With Silent Circle it's not entirely surprising. What is surprising is the choice of a Swiss domain. The device doesn't appear to have NFC capabilities at all, I'm pretty sure they would advertise features if they were present.