The next version of Bluetooth is set to launch on June 16. Bluetooth SIG (the governing body of Bluetooth standards) executive director Mark Powell confirmed that the next version, called Bluetooth 5, will be more powerful than the existing 4.2 version.
“I’m pleased to tell you that on 16 June, we will formally announce that the next version of Bluetooth will be marketed as Bluetooth 5.
Veterans of the SIG will note that with this name we have dropped reference to both the version and point number in our marketing messaging. Our new naming approach is focused on simplifying our marketing, communicating user benefits more effectively and making it easier to signal significant technology updates to the market,” said Powell in an email .
News credit : TOI.