Bluetooth 5, the next generation of Bluetooth standard, will be
formally announced next week, offering quadruple the range and
double the speed of the current low-energy wireless protocol.
Executive director of the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, Mark
Powell, revealed the news in a published email sent to UK health
and monitoring company Blue Maestro. The Bluetooth SIG, which is
backed by Apple, Intel, and other major technology companies, will
officially make the announcement on June 16 in London.