HTC U11 To Get Bluetooth 5.0 Enabled With Android O

HTC recently released a software update to its flagship U11 smartphone that adds support to record videos in 1080p resolution and 60fps. Some reports also mentioned that the smartphone received Bluetooth 5.0 support, but that is not true and HTC has released more information about the Bluetooth 5.0 support.

The phone has already received Bluetooth 5.0 certification from the Bluetooth SIG, but the feature will be enabled with the release of Android O, which allows a longer range for connectivity, higher bandwidth for transmission, and lower power usage.

"We have news for HTC U11 owners everywhere—your smartphone already supports Bluetooth 5.0 technology. Put another way, since day one, your device's hardware has been ready to support Bluetooth 5.0 connections—with no additional firmware updates needed from HTC. We're announcing this following our full Bluetooth 5.0 certification to ensure our customers are future-proofed for the next generation of Bluetooth-connected products. What's Next? When Android O, the next version of the Android OS becomes available, HTC U11 owners all over the world will be able to enjoy the benefits of Bluetooth 5.0. We're excited to be able to bring this announcement to HTC U11 customers around the world as we strive to continuously improve our customers' mobile experience—we believe Bluetooth 5.0 compatibility helps do that."-HTC