HTC U11 to get Bluetooth 5.0 with Android O
Next to LG's G6, the HTC U11 flagship is one of the top-tier smartphones that receive far less attention than they deserve. Although it does not have a dual-camera setup, HTC's flagship managed to grab the first position on DxOMark. Its Edge Sense features are something no other manufacturer provides for now, and many other improvements come via software updates.
Since its launch, HTC U11 received Alexa support, and we recently heard about 60 fps, 1080p video recording capabilities that should roll out in the coming weeks via a software update. At the end of last week, HTC also confirmed that full Bluetooth 5.0 support is on its way. For now, the hardware is Bluetooth 5.0 compatible, but Android Nougat does not provide native support for it.
According to the official HTC blog, "When Android O, the next version of the Android OS becomes available, HTC U11 owners all over the world will be able to enjoy the benefits of Bluetooth 5.0." Since HTC has some exclusive features on top of stock Android, the next major update might hit the U11 a while after the Pixel and Nexus flagships.