Samsung is prepping for the launch of its new Tile-like object tracker alongside. It could be launched alongside the Galaxy S21 and called the Galaxy Smart Tag (EI-T5300). Its information was first leaked two weeks ago when the object tracker passed through Indonesia’s certification process. Now, information regarding the Galaxy Smart Tag’s color variants and pricing has been leaked.
The Bluetooth-based tracker’s schematic was revealed through the South Korean certification authority’s database. It shows that the Galaxy Smart Tag features a rounded square shape and a lanyard hole. It also has a button that can be pressed to find a connected phone, while the onboard loud buzzer helps the user find the tracker using a compatible smartphone. That’s extremely similar to Tile’s functionality. Since it features Bluetooth 5.1 (LE), which brings directionality to the equation, it is easier to find.
The Galaxy Smart Tag is powered by a replaceable 3V CR2032 coin cell, but we don’t know its battery life figures yet. Tile launches up to a whole year on a single coin cell, and we expect Samsung’s upcoming object tracker to last similarly long. It will be launched in two colors: Black and Oatmeal. Going by reliable leakster Ishan Agarwal’s report, the object tracker will be launched with a price tag of €15. It will likely be compatible with the South Korean firm’s new SmartThings Find feature.
It is not the company’s first object tracker, though. Samsung had previously launched the SmartThings Tracker two years ago. It featured Bluetooth and LTE connectivity, and it was priced at $99. We expect the Galaxy Smart Tag to feature IP68 certification for dust and water resistance and an easy way to stick it to laptops, bags, wallets, and other things.