The use of item tracking tags is increasingly attractive, and several other manufacturers are known to be working on such devices on their lineup. Samsung and Apple are the trailblazers in this area, but that could change pretty soon. A new patent filing by OnePlus for a device called OnePlusTag provides some hints that the smartphone manufacturer could be planning to join Samsung and Apple in launching a smart item tracking tag.
The OnePlusTag listing does not provide many details about the device. However, we know that a smart tag in the mold of Apple’s and Samsung’s offering would be the most probable device that has now been trademarked by OnePlus. There is no official statement by OnePlus at this time, as the company continues to prepare for the Nord CE 5G unveiling in a few days time.
Item tracking devices like Samsung’s SmartTag and Apple’s AirTag deploy innovative technologies to ensure that the tagged device can be located even when it is out of range with its paired Android or iOS smartphone. The devices can be found using the app (for example, the SmartThingsFinder) to draw from the resources of other compatible devices to provide global location capabilities for any tagged object. The deployment of Ultra-Wideband technology has become commonplace. This enables more accurate tracking of a tagged object.
Smartphone manufacturers are increasingly expanding their product offerings to cover diverse products. Recently Samsung introduced a Bespoke Shoe Dresser, which provides deodorization, desiccation, and sterilization solutions to a user’s shoe collection. We are bound to see an expanding and diverse ecosystem of products from OEMs from now on.
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