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Bluetooth 5 will be the next generation of Bluetooth standard and is set to be announced on June 16th in London. Bluetooth 5 is expected to be a significant upgrade to the current generation of Bluetooth wireless standard, offering double (2x) speed and quadruple (4x) range compared to the current low energy Bluetooth. It is said that Bluetooth 5 will offer more support for smart home devices and Internet of Things (IoT) functionality and great for advertisers/stores for location-base beacons also.
Currently, it is unknown whether the current chipset supports Bluetooth 5 or not by just upgrading the firmware or will it require new hardware.
What are your thoughts on the new Bluetooth 5 standard? How useful do you think having more range and speed is to current phones?