Bluetooth 5.0 with double speed and quadruple range is set to hit floor in 2017!

Mark Powell, executive director of Bluetooth SIG said that the Bluetooth 5.0 will hit the market in late 2016 or early 2017.

Last Updated: Jun 19, 2016, 10:11 AM IST
Bluetooth 5.0 with double speed and quadruple range is set to hit floor in 2017!

New Delhi: Bluetooth, a universal medium of communication between you and your gadgets is now ready to take a new leap.

Bluetooth Special Interest Goup (SIG) announced a major update to the Bluetooth standards that will dramatically improve its performance, according to PC Magazine.

With brand new Bluetooth 5.0, this update promises quadruple the range and twice the speed with the same low power consumption in the next generations of Bluetooth devices.

Mark Powell, executive director of Bluetooth SIG said that the Bluetooth 5.0 will hit the market in late 2016 or early 2017.

Aart from all these amazing features, Bluetooth 5.0 will also increase data broadcasting capacity by 800% and will make location awareness and other connectionless services even more effortless and relevant.

As per SIG, there are currently 8.2 billion products using Bluetooth worldwide and it will be installed in one-third of all IoT devices by 2020.