A BT4.1 & BT4.2 module maker based on Nordic nRF51 & nRF52 solution
(nRF51822 & nRF51422 & nRF52832 & nRF51802)
Scheduled to be released in end or 2016 or early 2017
Extending range will deliver robust, reliable Internet of Things (IoT) connections that make full-home and building and outdoor use cases a reality. The expect power consumption of BT5 is expected to remain the same level as BT4.2.
BT5.X: Upto 400M
Higher speeds will send data faster and optimize responsiveness. Increasing broadcast capacity will propel the next generation of “connectionless” services like beacons and location-relevant information and navigation.
BT4.2: 1M bit/Sec
BT5.X: 2M bit/Sec
3. Data broadcasting capacity by 800%
Bluetooth 5,will quadruple range and double speed of low energy connections while increasing the capacity of connectionless data broadcasts by 800%.
According to SIG's news press
“Increasing operation range will enable connections to IoT devices that extend far beyond the walls of a typical home, while increasing speed supports faster data transfers and software updates for devices. And now with the ability to broadcast a much richer set of information, Bluetooth 5 will make beacons, location awareness, and other connectionless services an even more relevant part of an effortless and seamless IoT experience”
"With the major boost in broadcast messaging capacity, the data being transferred will be richer, more intelligent. This will redefine the way Bluetooth devices transmit information, moving away from the app-paired-to-device model to a connectionless IoT where there is less need to download an app or connect the app to a device."
To redefine the behavior of moving away from app-paired-to-device model must bring a revolutionary user behavior and environment from 2017. That is the most critical point for all product design or related Bluetooth industry need to pay highly attention!