Technology is constantly evolving and usually for the better. With the Samsung Galaxy S8, it was the first phone to be launched with Bluetooth 5. Now according to a tweet by Roland Quandt, it seems that there is a good chance that the upcoming HTC U “Ocean” could also be launched with the feature.

According to Quandt, it has been noticed that the handset has passed through the Bluetooth SIG and according to the listing, it shows that Bluetooth 5 is supported on the handset. For those who are unfamiliar with the next major iteration of the Bluetooth standard, Bluetooth 5 is said to offer up double the bandwidth compared to its predecessor at 2 MB/s. It is also said to be able to maintain the connectivity between devices at greater distances (4x the range compared to the previous version).

Also due to the increased bandwidth, it is capable of streaming to multiple Bluetooth devices at once. In Samsung’s case, it has resulted in a feature called “Dual audio”. We’re not sure if this is something that HTC will be taking advantage of, but with rumors that the handset could be ditching the headphone jack, being able to stream to multiple speakers, or a pair of headphones and a speaker at the same time could come in handy.

There is still no word on when the HTC U “Ocean” will be revealed, but hopefully we won’t have to wait too long for the official details.

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