We’ve recognized for some time now that not not like Apple and its AirTag, Samsung has been engaged on a sensible object tracker, dubbed the Galaxy Begin Tag. Data on the EI-T5300, as its official mannequin goes, has been trickling-in over the previous few weeks, however largely in a fragmented method and getting naturally buried by more-interesting information, like Galaxy S21 leaks.
We did some digging round and managed to piece collectively a way more full image from numerous sources. The South Korean certification authority truly has a complete schematic of the EI-T5300, amongst different issues. The Galaxy Good Tag appears to be like to be a skinny gadget, powered by a single, replaceable 3V CR2032 button cell. As per Samsung’s personal description it’s a: “Good Tag which has button for discover cellphone and loud.”. Tough translation apart, that paints a really acquainted “Tile”-like image.
We’re already conscious that the Galaxy Good Tag will probably be suitable with the corporate’s current SmartThings Discover function. The actual query with regard to that was largely how stated monitoring, positioning and reporting could be achieved. So far as we managed to collect, the EI-T5300 has solely been licensed as a Bluetooth LE gadget, that means that among the more-advanced options speculated earlier, like UWB, LTE, and/or GPS are unlikely to make an look.
That’s not completely a nasty factor, although, because the Galaxy Good Tag is licensed for Bluetooth 5.1 – an replace to the acquainted communication know-how that particularly options sign path performance and is supposed to energy indoor navigation and monitoring tags. As such, it’s being leveraged exactly as meant by Samsung and must be able to delivering a distinctly “next-gen” positioning expertise at as much as a theoretical 400m indoors and 1000m outdoor, whereas additionally consuming minimal energy.
Sone of the unearthed paperwork additionally be aware of two colour choices for the Samsung Galaxy Good Tag – black and oatmeal. As for pricing and availability, business sources have instructed a MSRP of round EUR 15 to twenty. We presently count on the Galaxy Good Tag to look alongside the Galaxy S21 household of smartphones on January 14 and will land on retailer cabinets shortly.