Rumor: Galaxy S8 may be the first smartphone to feature Bluetooth 5.0

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It appears that the Galaxy S8 is going to be a smartphone of many firsts. The handset is likely to be the first smartphone to feature optical fingerprint recognition and we’ve now heard that there’s a possibility that the Galaxy S8 may be the first smartphone to come with Bluetooth 5.0.

The Galaxy S8 rumors galore continues with yet another intel for the highly-anticipated flagship. Yet another report puts the latest Bluetooth 5.0 standard in the Galaxy S8. Bluetooth Special Interest Group, where Samsung is being a member, has certified the standard and is expecting the first devices to use it to come “within two to six months”.

The Galaxy S8 ex expected to be announced in the end of February and go on sale in March, so it sounds like the device may indeed make use of the new BT 5.0. The new standard allows for four times bigger range, twice faster speed, and eight times larger broadcast message capacity.

The rumors about the Galaxy S8 are thriving and while putting every newly announced technology seems appropriate, you should take these with suspicion until more solid evidence confirms them.

What’s new in Bluetooth 5.0

  • Quadruple the range
  • Double the transmission speed
  • 800% increase in broadcasting capacity

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