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Samsung: The Galaxy S8 might be the first phone to feature Bluetooth 5

Bluetooth 5.0 might be integrated into the Samsung Galaxy S8, according to rumors.
Bluetooth 5.0 might be integrated into the Samsung Galaxy S8, according to rumors.
According to rumors, the Galaxy S8 might be the first phone to feature Bluetooth 5.0, after the Bluetooth SIG officially announced the 5th major reversion of Bluetooth to be available in phones soon.

We are not sure about this one, but a recent rumor suggests, that the Samsung Galaxy S8 that is said to be announced in less than three months at the end of February 2017 during Mobile World Congress 2017 might be the first phone ever to come with Bluetooth 5.0 technology. It does seem likely because Bluetooth 5.0, which is able to achieve double the speed and four times the range compared to previous versions, was recently announced and is said to be available in phones starting two months from now.

However, for the Galaxy S8 to integrate the new version of Bluetooth, its system-on-a-chip (SOC), the Snapdragon 835 and a yet to be unveiled Samsung Exynos processor will have to integrate Bluetooth 5.0 and we are just not sure about that yet. Qualcomm did announce the Snapdragon 835 a few weeks ago, but did not release any detailed information or specifications of the chip yet. If Bluetooth 5.0 did not make it into the new Qualcomm processor, the Galaxy S8 is likely to come with the previous Bluetooth 4.2 version instead.

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Alexander Fagot, 2016-12-15 (Update: 2016-12-15)
Alexander Fagot
Alexander Fagot - Editor
As a former projectionist still used to working with 35 mm film and experience in computer assembling and overclocking, I was drawn to the professional IT crowd a couple of years back and started working in IT support, Windows administration and project management before discovering my love for traveling the world. Now I am working as a news editor from all parts of the world, mostly writing about gadgets and mobile gear for Notebookcheck.