What is Bluetooth 5? - Explained

Bluetooth version 5, the latest release version of the bluetooth technology released by the SIG in 16th of June 2016.


Continuing the core specification features in the v4.0 bluetooth, Bluetooth v5.0 is developed as getting into more internet of things devices and the networks.

The smart home devices like Alexa by Amazon and Apple's homepod and Google home was embedded with Bluetooth v5.0.

Bluetooth v5.0 was accumulated with SAM also know as slot availability mask. Low energy over long range transfers were enabled in v5.0. In the low energy protocol by using PHY 2Mbit/s transfer speed was capable to achieve. 

High duty cycle for non-conectable advertising advertising was enabled in the bluetooth v5.0 in addition to the above mentioned features.