Samsung announced its Galaxy SmartTag product tracker product line in January, when it stated that the advanced SmartTag Plus with ultra-wideband (UWB) technology will track items related to you more accurately than Bluetooth. Will be released later this year. However, there are now some clues that SmartTag Plus may come out early on April 12.
Perhaps the most convincing sign is that SmartTag Plus is coming, retailer B&H Photo can already pre-order the black model of the device, and the “expected delivery time” is April 12. If you want to try to order SmartTag Plus yourself, here is the link to the B&H list. But because Samsung itself has not shared this date, B&H may change this expected date if it is not accurate.
The upcoming item tracker also appeared in the Federal Communications Commission documents released on Wednesday. This may indicate that a certain product will be sold in the near future, but it cannot be guaranteed.
Samsung is not the only company interested in UWB technology. For a long time, there have been rumors that Apple is developing its own UWB-equipped item tracker, allegedly called AirTags. Apple analyst Ming-Chi Kuo said in January that Apple plans to release them this year. According to reports, Tile is also preparing its own item tracker with UWB.
Apple has also made its U1 chip, which can apply UWB to the iPhone 11 and 12 series, and even Apple Watch Series 6, but so far, it has not used much technology except for the more precise AirDrop. The U1 chip will also allow BMW iX owners to unlock their car wirelessly when the car is released in Europe later this year.