Today Samsung launched their gorgeous Samsung Galaxy S8. With insane specs and a futuristic design, this phone is on its way to being the best smartphone of 2017 till date. But in the glitz and glamor of a hyped launch, something got lost, the Bluetooth 5.0.
Samsung’s Galaxy smartphone will be the first ever to have this technology. Your phone probably has 4.0 or 4.1 and yea that’s cool, I guess…. But Bluetooth 5.0 seems like a whole new era and here are some of the things you should know.
Bluetooth 5.0 is 2x faster in connectivity
If you used a Bluetooth Speaker you would know that pairing Bluetooth devices is not a great process. It’s slow and the delay time can be really annoying like you are listening to a video and you hear the dialogues a split second after it’s been spoken. This can really make up for an annoying experience in the long run, but with Bluetooth 5.0 you will barely notice this to be a problem. The synchronization seems to be way better than Bluetooth 4.0.
Bluetooth 5.0 range is 4x of 4.0
With Bluetooth 4.0 the maximum range indoors, with walls and obstructions was 10M inside and just 50 meters outside. Bluetooth 5.0 well it’s 150M outside and 40 meters inside. That’s a significant difference, now you can actually walk out of a room with your headphones and still stay connected to your phone, maybe try walking out of your house in front of the lobby?? With 4.0 that was barely possible.
Bluetooth 5.0 offers 8x data speeds
It comes with a very very interesting feature. Now you can transfer a lot more data a lot faster. Bluetooth 5.0 can push data simultaneously into different outlets. Samsung called this new feature “Dual Audio”, with reference to pairing up two or more Bluetooth speakers at once.Though you will notice a bit of delay in sound times but that’s nothing compared to Bluetooth 4.0 which was 8 times slower.
Bluetooth 5.0 Supported Devices
Samsung Galaxy S8 is the only smartphone to support this technology now, and in terms of speakers, there are many out there, SM-G480U, SM-G485U, and GM-G480F to name a few.
So there is that….. 2 times faster… 4 times the range and 8 times the data speeds…..
We are in the future, everyone!!!!!!!!