The details of the Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag bluetooth tracker device, a product similar to Apple AirTag, began to become clear.
We know that the company has been working on a smart object tracker called the Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag to rival the Apple AirTag for a while. Information about the product coded EI-T5300 has been leaking mostly fragmented over the past few weeks, as with its official model.
We did some research and were able to put together a much more complete picture from various sources. The South Korean certification authority actually has a complete scheme of the EI-T5300, among other details. The Galaxy Smart Tag looks like a slim device powered by a single, replaceable 3V CR2032 button cell. According to Samsung’s own description, this product is a Smart Tag with button to find the Phone and voice.
We know that the Galaxy Smart Tag will be compatible with the company’s new SmartThings Find feature. The real question is often how this monitoring, positioning and reporting will be carried out. As far as known specs, the EI-T5300 has only been certified as a Bluetooth LE device. So some of the more advanced features previously speculated like UWB, LTE, or GPS are unlikely to emerge.
That’s not entirely bad, though, because the Galaxy Smart Tag is specifically certified for Bluetooth 5.1, an update to the familiar communication technology with signal direction functionality and powering indoor navigation-tracking tags. Therefore, it is used exactly as intended by Samsung and is theoretically able to consume minimal power while offering a distinct “next generation” positioning experience up to 400 meters indoors and 1000 meters outdoors.
One of the documents that has been revealed is that there are two color options for the Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag. When it comes to pricing and availability, industry sources are said to be offering a price of around 15 to 20 Euros. Right now, we expect the Galaxy Smart Tag to be introduced alongside the Galaxy S21 smartphone family on January 14 and to hit the store shelves soon.