HTC U11 to get Bluetooth 5.0 with Android O

HTC U11 Android flagship to get Bluetooth 5.0 with the next major OS update
Next to the Alexa support and full HD 60 fps video recording capabilities that have been introduced since its launch, HTC's latest flagship will also get full Bluetooth 5.0 support as soon as it receives the Android O update.
Codrut Nistor,

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.


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Codrut Nistor, 2017-08-15 (Update: 2017-08-15)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.