The Executive Director of Bluetooth Special Interest Group i.e. Mark Powell has recently announced that the fifth generation of the wireless medium is just few days far. In an official email by Powell, Bluetooth 5 is going to debut on June 16 in London.
As per details, Bluetooth 5 will feature better speed, reliability and stability as compared to past versions. The latest version focuses on offering extended range. With fifth generation of Bluetooth, you will be getting 4X the transfer speeds and 2X the range than its predecessors. This will surely be a great improvement in BT performance. The users will be able transfer large files wirelessly.
Another enhancement is the support for location-based services and navigation which can indeed be a vital modification for developers and users around the world. According to the company, Bluetooth 5 will ‘further propel the adoption and deployment of beacons and location-based services to users around the world’. It is certainly going to massively improve Bluetooth audio in quality. It could be a remarkable achievement in wireless audio solutions.
Bluetooth 5 will definitely be requiring new hardware. We will be learning about it more once it gets revealed.