In today’s world, there are many wireless technologies (Wi-Fi, NFC, 4G, Bluetooth) present through which your smart devices can communicate.
We connect many gadgets like portable speakers, headphones, smartwatches, fitness trackers with Bluetooth to monitor their specific operations in our smartphones or for some other purpose. We can find Bluetooth in most of the devices for wireless communication as this concept was introduced much earlier. It has still managed to be in demand with this fast-moving tech world by introducing Bluetooth 5.
The Bluetooth SIG had officially unveiled Bluetooth 5 during a media event in London on 16 June 2016.
- It has some major improvements from previous Bluetooth v4.2 and has become more secure.
- It has 2x the speed of data transmission, 4x the previous range, and 8x broadcasting data capacity.
Due to these enhancements, it has added functionality for IOT. It has also craved a way for beacon revolution to provide smooth and consistent IOT experience with less potential interference. Bluetooth beacons are devices which can directly connect to each other through Bluetooth and transfer data for communication in short proximity.
Bluetooth 5.0 has enough bandwidth to support two sets of wireless devices at the same time. For e.g. we can listen to audio from two Bluetooth speakers at the same time with just a split-second delay. It also provides low-energy functionality and flexibility for developers to meet the needs of their device or application.
Currently, Samsung Galaxy S8 is the first smartphone in the world to support Bluetooth 5. Many more devices are emerging with this technology which will improve the overall experience of the users and the global wireless standard.