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Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ are first to have Bluetooth 5.0, Gigabit LTE Speeds

At the Unpacked event, Samsung has introduced the most excited Galaxy S8 and S8+ flagships that sure seem interesting at the moment with features like Iris scanner, Infinity display and much more. But among the specifications list the company has bragged about, one thing that sure caught our attention is the fact that the Galaxy S8 and S8+ are the first ever smartphones to come with Bluetooth 5.0 connectivity.

Bluetooth 5.0 was announced back in December 2016. It comes with 2x faster speeds and 4x better range than the previous version with an increased bandwidth of 2MBPS and up to 8 times better message broadcasting capacity. The increased range and bandwidth are functional even when working in low-energy mode too. This essentially means that you will be able to stay connected to your S8 even when you are far away to it and Bluetooth 5.0 you will able to push audio to two wireless devices at the same time which was not possible until Bluetooth 5.0.

Moving from Bluetooth 5.0, the Galaxy S8 Plus and S8 are also the first to come Gigabit LTE speeds, T-Mobile also shared a demo video which shows the LTE speeds hitting fast speeds which might be because of the newly launched Snapdragon 835 SoC that houses the latest Qualcomm X16 LTE modem. Samsung’s very own Exynos 8895 chipset is also capable of hitting gigabit speeds. However, those tests are done under ideal conditions, so the actual speeds in real-time might vary.

For this Gigabit LTE speeds, we need to wait for the device to go on for sale so that we can know for sure what Samsung claims is true indeed. Stay tuned for more information about the Galaxy S8 and S8+.

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