It seems that a company Samsung is about to launch a new Tile-like device for tracking lost items called Galaxy SmartTag.
The South Korean giant unveiled the SmartThings Find feature during the launch of the Galaxy Note 20 series, and explained how its new application can find compatible Galaxy products more accurately.
The tracking device was leaked over the past month, and there is some speculation that it could be announced alongside the Galaxy S21 later in January.
And Galaxy SmartTag uses Bluetooth to connect to nearby devices and broadcast their location, so owners can find lost devices connected to the tracker.
And according to To file Regulatory, the incoming device is powered by a replaceable round battery, so you don’t have to ditch the device and buy a new one when the battery is running out.
Samsung’s tracker looks a lot like Tile’s trackersThe leaks show that the Galaxy SmartTag comes in the form of a small square with rounded corners and a hole in one of the edges for attaching to the key chain.
The images of the device deposited with the Taiwanese telecom regulator have been published with the model number EI-T5300, and are in line with the illustration of the tool leaked from Samsung’s SmartThings app.
Two years ago, the company launched an LTE-enabled tracker under the SmartThings brand, and it makes sense to use the SmartThings Find feature within the upcoming tracker.
Usually tracking devices for smart products come with a bluetooth connection, but it is possible for Samsung to add more connectivity features, such as UWB, LTE and GPS to the next tracker, especially as it launched in 2018 a tracker equipped with LTE networks and built-in GPS.
It’s also rumored that Apple has an item tracker in development, and that could mean there are two major new competitors in one year, if both devices are shipped.