The flagship Samsung Galaxy S8 will be the first in the industry with a smartphone supporting the Bluetooth standard 5. Reported by SamMobile, citing informed sources.
Specifications Bluetooth 5 were taken last week. The key innovations of the standard compared to Bluetooth 4.2 called doubling of speed and a quadrupling of range. In the standard mode to remain compatible with previous Bluetooth specification, but it will increase the efficiency of the modules. In addition, the number of simultaneous connections to a single module is increased eight times.
As for the implementation of the new standard need the appropriate hardware, the emergence of the first smartphones that support Bluetooth 5 is expected in 2017. According to the source, the first it may become the flagship Galaxy S8. The publication indicates that Samsung is a member of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which is responsible for developing standards for this technology.
Earlier it was reported that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will come with a fully edge-to-edge display. Supposedly part of the screen is not only the top and sides, but in the lower part, which usually is the Home button.
Also aware of a possible delay in the release of the Galaxy S8. Earlier Samsung planned to start selling smartphone in March 2017, but the launch can shift in April. After review of the Galaxy Note 7, Samsung promised to make significant changes to the system of quality control. The manufacturer does not want again to release the device in a hurry, not checking it.