As per the latest news, it seems Apple is not the only company that is working on a Tile competitor. Reportedly, Samsung is also set to unveil its own version of the tracker dubbed as Galaxy SmartTag. The report conveys the timeline of the tracker sometime in 2021. Its design got leaked via renders through the official SmartThings app and now, real-life images also appeared online.
91Mobiles first reported that live images of the Galaxy SmartTag have appeared on Taiwan’s National Communications Commission (NCC) website. Note that Taiwan’s website not only confirmed the official name but also leaked the image of the device. As per the listing, it carries the model number EI-T5300. The live images reveal the square-shaped tracker.
As per reports, it will have rounded corners with a hole at one edge to attach a lanyard or strap to attach the tracker to a device or backpack. One of the images shows the black tracker with ‘Galaxy SmartTag’ branding, the other shows the same with a Samsung branding. More or less, the tracker will be of 4 cm in length. In terms of looks, it does not look huge but it does look a bit chunky. It will come with a replaceable coin battery slot onboard.
Unfortunately, the NCC listing gives us a first look at the Galaxy SmartTag but it does not reveal any of the device’s specifications. However, if previous reports are to be believed then it will arrive with Bluetooth 5.1 support, location based SmartThings Find feature, and much more. It will reportedly not come with UWB support. Note that there might be UWB support in the Apple version.
There will be two colour variants of the tracker: black and white. As per rumours, the tracker will come with a price tag of 15 euros (around Rs. 1,299), and could it arrive with Samsung Galaxy S21 series on 14th January 2021. Note that, this will not be Samsung’s first-ever object tracker because it has already launched its first LTE enabled SmartThings tracker a couple of years ago.