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Samsung's Galaxy Smart Tag 2 Features Battery-Saving Bluetooth 5.3

Samsung Galaxy SmartTag 2 features launch
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Samsung's next-generation Bluetooth tracker could be one step closer to launch. Following the alleged features of the smart accessory that were leaked in April, it recently appeared in a certification that confirmed it will carry the Galaxy Smart Tag 2 moniker alongside Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity.

For reference, the original Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag tracker relied on Bluetooth LE 5.0. The South Koreans later introduced a Plus version of the Galaxy Smart Tag that featured Bluetooth 5.1 and included UWB (ultra-wideband) technology which enabled finding nearby objects in AR view like Apple's guided navigation in its Find My app for the AirTag (review).

Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag 2 features

As spotted in Bluetooth SIG, the upcoming Samsung tracker which is labeled as the Galaxy Smart Tag 2, has been fitted with the latest Bluetooth 5.3 connectivity standard that has a few notable improvements over the older version. These include higher power efficiency for a longer battery life as well as lower latency and better reliability when used within range, which could all be introduced in the Bluetooth tracker.

Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag 2 Bluetooth Certification
Samsung's Galaxy Smart Tag 2 was spotted in the Bluetooth SIG certification. / ©

Although the listing revealed very little about the Samsung Galaxy Smart Tag 2, it was reported earlier it will support unwanted tracking, which is a cross-platform feature that both Apple and Google plan to ship later this year. However, it remains unclear if compatibility with Android's Find My Device network or the ability to pair the tracker to a different app will be added instead of using Samsung's SmartThings.

Additionally, the tag could also include a louder speaker which allows it to be easily located via sound. At the same time, it could very well feature an improved Samsung smart home ecosystem integration that would enable more functions like having a scene trigger using a series of presses.

Samsung is expected to announce the new tracker on July 26 where it will also debut the foldable Galaxy Z Fold 5 and Galaxy Z Flip 5. There are no details yet about how much the Galaxy Smart Tag 2 would cost, although it could be priced between the $29 for the Standard model and $39 for the Plus model.

What new features would you like to see in the Galaxy Smart Tag 2? Share your thoughts in the comments.

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  • Isaac August 1 month ago Link to comment

    I'm waiting for the first tracker that will feature UWB, is rechargeable, and connects to one of the larger find my networks. Here's hoping that this will be the one