The next generation of Bluetooth standard, ‘Bluetooth 5’ will be officially announced next week, which brings 2X the range and 4X the speed of the current version.
On the technical side, Bluetooth 5 has a lot to offer. As previously announced, it will double the range and quadruple the speed of low energy Bluetooth transmissions. But there’s more. Bluetooth 5 will also provide significant new functionality for connectionless services like location-relevant information and navigation
Since it’s a new generation of the wireless protocol, most likely new hardware is needed to achieve the new specifications. So let’s not put high hopes on our current devices will be updated to get Bluetooth 5.