OPPO Zero Power Tag, Apple’s AirTag Rival, Teased During MWC 2023

The Zero-Power Tag might go through some changes before being sold to consumers.

  • OPPO also showcased the Find N2 Flip at MWC 2023.
  • There is no word on the availability of the tracker yet.
  • OPPO Zero Power Tag works without a battery.


The 2023 edition of the Mobile World Congress (MWC) was recently concluded. The annual mega tech fair was held in Barcelone and we witnessed multiple phone launches, tech announcements and much more. Among the major launches at the MWC 2023, the Xiaomi 13 Pro, Realme GT 3, Tecno Phantom V Fold, OnePlus 11 Concept, Motorola Rizr and a few Nokia budget phones made it to the headlines.

OPPO, the popular smartphone maker was also present at the event and the company showcased its Find N2 Flip and a bunch of other announcements including its first Wi-Fi router and other breakthroughs in the fields of health, chips, AR, and more. Also, the company also showcased OPPO Zero Power Tag 一 it’s a rival to Apple’s AirTag. Let us take a look at the details of the OPPO Zero Power Tag.

OPPO Zero Power Tag Showcased at MWC 2023

The OPPO Zero Power Tag prototype was showcased at the Mobile World Congress 2023 earlier this week. OPPO Zero-Power Tag is a prototype device based on OPPO Zero-power Communication technology. The tag uses key technologies such as RF signal harvesting, backscattering, and low-power computing. The tag harvests radio waves from the surrounding area to power its own functionality and communicate battery-free in order to meet the diverse needs of IoT in the coming 6G era, which is at least a couple of years from now.

The interesting thing here is that the OPPO Zero Power Tag comes can operate battery-free, which will be its biggest advantage over the other rivals. OPPO also demonstrated Zero-Power Tag’s capabilities in item identification and positioning, and data collection from temperature sensors 一 both powered by RF energy.

However, the company has not shared any images of the tracking device yet. A report from Gadgets360 says that the OPPO Zero Power Tag looks like a visitor’s ID card and functions in a manner that is very similar to Apple’s AirTag or a Tile tracker. From the images, the tracker looks like an access card that many companies use. While the card is operated without a battery, the size of the tag is quite big compared to other trackers.