Citing the popularity of Bluetooth-based trackers on the market, we’ve seen several tech giants, including Samsung and Apple, jump on the bandwagon. They released their item tracker, namely Galaxy SmartTag and AirTag respectively, earlier this year. Now, a recent patent application suggests that OnePlus is also planning to launch its Bluetooth-based article tracking device, aptly named the OnePlus Tag.
According to recent reports, a OnePlus patent application has been detected in the wild that mentions the OnePlus label alongside other OnePlus products. Tipster Mukul Sharma (@stufflistings) recently shared a tweet along with an image that mentions the OnePlus tag. You can see the tweet below.
According to the list of patents (image below), OnePlus registered it on May 18, 2021, suggesting that the company has recently started work on the product.
Now, although the patent doesn’t reveal much about the device, we can expect the OnePlus Tag to compete with AirTag and its alternatives. If so, the device will come with features similar to Apple’s AirTag and Samsung’s SmarTag.
As for the price, release date, and other features, there is no information on them as of now. OnePlus has yet to announce or release anything that mentions the OnePlus label, as the company prepares to launch the Nord CE 5G in the coming days.
However, the patent application hints that OnePlus could launch the device sooner rather than later to compete with its competitors. Also, the market for Bluetooth-based tracking devices is in its infancy right now, so if the company prices the product correctly, it could beat its rivals.