Right now the biggest unknowns about Bluetooth 5.0 are what mobile phones have it and what it’s for. And it is not for less, since it is a new technology that, for now, few have implemented, so its use has not yet been extended, and users are not used to it.
As we will explain below, Bluetooth 5.0 has a number of advantages that will make you want your smartphone to incorporate this new communication protocol . Although, if you make memory, you will remember that we already tell you some aspects of Bluetooth 5.0 when we talk about the Samsung Galaxy S8, which is the first smartphone that has it.
All about Bluetooth 5.0.
In order to understand the changes that are going to happen, we are going to tell you all about Bluetooth 5.0, what mobile phones have Bluetooth 5.0 and what exactly it is for. Although, if your mobile already has it, it is possible that something you discovered for yourself.
What is Bluetooth 5.0?
This section is the easiest to solve, since Blueetooth 5.0 is, simply, the fifth version of this popular wireless communication protocol that, traditionally, has served both to transfer files between two devices, as well as to transmit audio to a loudspeaker, or to get the most out of a smartwatch for example.
Historically, despite its slowness in some situations, it has been a widely used wireless transmission method. In fact, surely in your car you have a hands-free device, or a portable speaker that works with Bluetooth.
Now, this Bluetooth 5.0 has improved the performance of the previous version, enabling a data transfer twice as fast, and an eight times greater bandwidth. That is, you will be able to transfer data eight times as fast twice as fast.
In addition, Bluetooth 5.0 increases the distance range of the signal four times, so you can separate more of your accessories when they are connected.
What is Bluetooth 5.0 for?
Obviously, Bluetooth 5.0 serves the same purpose as previous versions. However, it has certain peculiarities, since this Bluetooth 5.0 can, for example, transmit audio to two different speakers at the same time, something ideal for mounting a good audio system at home. Although, of course, it is not the best option for interiors, but for exteriors.
As we have said before, Bluetooth 5.0 increases four times the distance of the signal, something that will be ideal when using drones, since it will not be necessary to be at such a close distance. This triggers the autonomy that these devices can have at the distance level, of course.
In addition, since Bluetooth 5.0 allows a higher file transfer speed, you can leave the cables aside to transfer files to your computer. And best of all: you will not have to lose quality when transmitting photos via WhatsApp, you can transfer the complete files without losing time, which is what happens now when you try to transmit a file via Bluetooth.
Which phones have Bluetooth 5.0?
At the moment, there are few smartphones that have the famous Bluetooth 5.0. As you know, the Samsung Galaxy S8 laureate was the first to incorporate this new technology, and then, it has been the Sony Xperia XZ Premium that has followed his steps, in addition to other smartphones such as the LG V30. In short, almost any recent high-end, will have this technology, so if you want to use this technology, you know what you have to do.
When the Bluetooth 5.0 is going to be extended?
Since this technology was introduced, it is available for integration into all the manufacturers that make up the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, which are more than 30,000. This figure, as you can deduce, includes both smartphone manufacturers and brands dedicated to audio or accessories.
Therefore, the normal thing would be that at the end of this year 2017 we saw a good amount of smartphones and accessories, such as hands-free, speakers or smartwatches that have Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.