A new FCC filing by HTC spotted by Ausdroid indicates the company’s U11 flagship may be gaining a new feature. A future software update for the device will boost its Bluetooth 4.2 version to 5.0, meaning the device already has the hardware necessary for the next-gen Bluetooth standard to operate. It just needs to be enabled software-wise.

Other flagship devices that launched this year like the Samsung Galaxy S8 and OnePlus 5 have the new Bluetooth standard onboard. It’s unclear why HTC didn’t introduce the U11 with the technology as a headlining feature, but I guess they had to save something to spice things up after the phone launched to keep it in the news. Hey HTC, it’s working.


Posted by Max Buondonno

Founder and executive editor at Matridox (formally MBEDDED). I've also founded and am the sitting CEO at MBEDDED Media, a new kind of media company. Lover of anything and everything involving technology. I know CSS and basic HTML to an extent. Writer, blogger, critic, coder, and self-certified genius. Oh, and I'm told I'm a legend, if that means anything to you.

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  1. […] previously learned HTC’s flagship smartphone, the U11, already had the necessary hardware for Bluetooth 5 to […]



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