HTC U11 was launched back in May with the Bluetooth 4.2 connectivity technology onboard while its rival smartphones like Samsung GalayS8 and S8+ featured with Bluetooth 5.0 Now, a new FCC (Federal Communications Commission) Certification details reveals that the Taiwanese giant is getting ready to roll out the Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility to their latest flagship smartphone through a smaller software update.
The actual inbuilt hardware inside the sensors and antenna section of the HTC U11 is just the standard Bluetooth 4.2. While every companies are trying to integrate the newly launched Bluetooth version 5.0 into their next devices, the HTC stands a step ahead with the supporting for new technology through a simple software update. As usual, the software only will not do anything about that regarding giving a new hardware based technology to the smartphone through an upgrade. So there must be a hardware level advancement that HTC might have given to the HTC U11 in terms of Bluetooth.
In case you don’t know, the Bluetooth 5.0 has many advantages over Bluetooth 4.2 chipsets. It would have comparatively longer connectivity range, Less power consumption, faster data transfer and will be more accurate. The report claiming about the HTC’s Bluetooth 5.0 up-gradation via OTA update has been published actually anonymously. So it is not clear about the date the company has bee planning to start pushing out the update.