Galaxy S8 may be first with Bluetooth 5.0, for double the speed and four times the range22
The Bluetooth SIG says that better Bluetooth powered products are coming in the wearables, industrial, home automation and enterprise markets. Products with Bluetooth 5 functionality are expected to launch in two months at the earliest, they said, and, lo and behold, they weren't kidding, as the Galaxy S8 rumor of the day is that it will be the first phone announced with Bluetooth 5 on board.
Not that this comes as any surprise, considering that Bluetooth 5 will be the law of the land for flagships with the newest and most powerful chipsets next year, but still it's one more reason to wait for the Galaxy S8 unveiling with bated breath. Hopefully this new standard will make the next Icon X wireless earbuds edition last more than an hour with an S8.