Samsung Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were launched on at Unpacked Galaxy event 2017 on Wednesday, and they come with iris recognition, face recognition, Bixby assistant, to mention a few.
However, inside the specifications sheet, and something that Samsung should have boasted about on stage, was the fact that both the smartphones come with the latest Bluetooth version v5.0 connectivity. This makes the duo the first smartphones to launch in the market with the newest Bluetooth version that brings along a lot of advantages over the others, NDTV news reports.
Bluetooth version v5.0 was announced last year and the Bluetooth SIG touts it to bring 2x faster speeds and 4x better range than the previous version. Bluetooth v5.0 has increased bandwidth of up to 2Mbps and up to 8 times better broadcasting message capacity.
Another interesting thing to note is the two times faster bandwidth and four times better range is applicable when working in low-energy mode too, which is the case with most accessory devices. This essentially means that you’ll be able to remain connected to your Galaxy S8 even if you are up to 800 feet away. Also, Bluetooth v5.0 brings the ability to push audio to two wireless devices at the same time, something that wasn’t possible before.
Gigabit LTE Speeds
Also, the phones are apparently the first to hit Gigabit LTE speeds. T-Mobile has shared a video that shows the Galaxy S8 hitting really fast speeds.
This is largely possible due to the Snapdragon 835 chip that houses the latest Qualcomm X16 LTE modem capable of hitting gigabit speeds. Samsung had also announced earlier that the Exynos 8895 is also capable of hitting gigabit speeds.
source: Gadgets 360 news