Bluetooth 5 Promises Four times the Range, Twice the Speed of Bluetooth 4.0 LE Transmissions

The Bluetooth SIG is about to officially unveil Bluetooth 5 on June 16 during a media event in London. One change on the marketing side is that they dropped the point number, so it won’t be called Bluetooth 5.0 like in Bluetooth 4.0, but just Bluetooth 5. The decision has been made allegedly to “simplifying marketing, and communicating user benefits more effectively”.

Bluetooth_5On the technical side, Bluetooth 5 will double the speed and quadruple the range of low energy Bluetooth transmissions compared to Bluetooth 4.x, which could be important for IoT applications where nodes are connected throughout the house.

Bluetooth 5 will also allow connectionless services to add location-relevant information and navigation. The specifications have not been publicly released yet, and made they will be on June 16. Eventually, you’ll be able to download them on Bluetooth “adopted specifications” page.

Via XDA developers

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TLS
TLS
4 years ago

So in other words, we’re back at Bluetooth 2.0/2.1 speeds then… What a technological breakthrough…

Harley
Harley
4 years ago

Are there already any USB transciever dongles or PCIe adapters as of yet that supports Bluetooth 5.0?

Need to get a Bluetooth 4.x LE for my home automation computer anyway, would be nice to get 5.0

Ian Tester
4 years ago

@Harley
Seeing as the big announcement is in five days, I would say “no”.

postcancel
postcancel
3 years ago

Yes… Double the range (2), and quadruple the speed (4) would infer an ‘800% increase in broadcasting capabilities.’ (2 * 4 = 8 —> 800%). I would however avoid any reference or statements encompasing the lexical scope of PR when researching full version hardware updates. Just wait for the actual specification to be released and then think of a means to implement. One should also refrain from implementing the new— ‘version’ or what? do we call it ‘level’ now? just, Bluetooth 5 (I guess)— into something like a complete home automation mesh of some kind. Simply a matter of ‘hardware’… Read more »

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