OnePlus isn’t shy about following Apple into some categories, and that might quickly embrace merchandise trackers. DroidMaze and Neowin have realized that OnePlus (via Beijing Intangible Technology) filed for a “OnePlusTag” trademark on May 18, hinting at attainable improvement of a rival to Apple’s AirTag gadgets.
This is simply a trademark, so there are not any indications of how OnePlus would compete with AirTag options, when it might launch, or whether or not or not the corporate is making a product within the first place. The cellphone model tends to reserve emblems for names it finally ends up utilizing, although, so this might not be just-in-case hypothesis.
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OnePlus has a historical past of making equipment that don’t essentially match Apple on options, however clearly undercut the American agency on value. The OnePlus Watch is rather more inexpensive than the Apple Watch SE, for example, although it’s actually extra of a large-screen health gadget than a smartwatch. While a OnePlus equal to an AirTag wouldn’t essentially embrace the ultra-wideband directional monitoring or different luxuries of Apple’s mannequin, it might price significantly much less whereas integrating tightly with OnePlus telephones.
You’ll need to be affected person as it’s. OnePlus tends to launch equipment in sync with new telephones, and we wouldn’t rely on any AirTag equal transport alongside the upcoming Nord CE. You might be ready months or extra to monitor a misplaced bag or keys, assuming OnePlus presses ahead within the first place.