Curious about how fast Bluetooth is on the Galaxy S8? Gary from Android Authority explains the difference between Bluetooth Classic and Bluetooth Low Energy and how Bluetooth 5 improves both of those. It's also what's included in the Galaxy S8.
While the Galaxy S8 hardware supports Bluetooth 5, it seems as if the software is holding the technology back. Samsung will not likely begin working on this until after the Galaxy S8 receives its Android O OTA update.
We knew that Bluetooth 5 was already official, but we didn't know which devices would ship with it. It's now been revealed that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ will both be the first smartphones with Bluetooth 5 connectivity.
Back in June of this year, we learned that the Bluetooth SIG was working on version 5 of the Bluetooth spec. It wasn't clear when it would be available but now the group has finalized the spec. We're told devices using Bluetooth 5 should be on the market within two to six months.
At the middle of last week, we learned some early details about Bluetooth 5 and when it was going to be announced.
The dates matched up as it has been officially announced today and it is said to bring 4x the range, twice the speed, and increase data broadcast capacity by 800%.
The Bluetooth SIG is working on the next generation of Bluetooth technology and today in a letter, we learned some information about what Bluetooth 5 will bring us.
The letter says the next generation of Bluetooth will be called Bluetooth 5, it will be unveiled on June 16th and it will come...