Mark Powell, of Bluetooth Special Interests Group, has announced Bluetooth 5 – the next version of the wireless standard – launching this month.
He says that it has a lot to offer. It claims to have doubled the speed and quadrupled the range of its services. This means that it could become much easier to transfer large files wirelessly.
Bluetooth 5 will also give us new functions in terms of navigation and location-relevant information. This is made possible by increasing its capacities in advertising transmissions. According to Bluetooth’s SIG, the advertising packet has the ability to send information to devices even if they are not paired together.
Mark Powell also mentions that, “By adding significantly more capacity to advertising transmissions, Bluetooth 5 will further propel the adoption and deployment of beacons and location-based services to users around the world.”
One of the main improvements could be in the field of Bluetooth Audio, where users could see a massive upgrade in quality. This would be evident not only in speakers but also in wireless earphones and headphones.
There will be a detailed announcement from this technology next week, so we advise you to stay tuned.