Bluetooth 5 To Launch On Youth Day, Bringing Improved Range & Speed

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The next big upgrade to Bluetooth is set to be launched next week, 16th June in London – the upgrade will be known as Bluetooth 5, and apparently this will offer quadruple the range and double the speed compared to the current offering.

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Bluetooth 5 is said to also provide significant new functionality for connectionless services like location-relevant information and navigation.

Even though the Bluetooth SIG (Bluetooth Special Interest Group) is backed by big tech companies like Apple, Intel, Microsoft and other tech giants, there is no word on when and how smartphones and other devices will adopt the new Bluetooth standard.

So questions like… Whether it will be enabled on older components on existing devices? or perhaps will OEMs have to use new hardware, will unfortunately only be determined this coming Thursday.

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