The use of the latest generation Bluetooth standard lets Samsung’s beautiful flagship do more.
The Galaxy S8 from Samsung is a proud showcase of Samsung’s culmination of its technological advances in the past decade. The 10nm processor, the dual-curved “Infinity Display”, and the gorgeous body highlight the best offering from the Android world, if not from the worldwide smartphone section. However, there’s more to the Galaxy S8 than its usual visible highlights and one of them is its dual-Bluetooth streaming.
If you have a Galaxy S8 or S8+, you can connect and use two Bluetooth devices at once. That means you can have your Bluetooth speaker connected to the phone while transferring data to another device through the Bluetooth connection. Or, you can connect two Bluetooth headsets and let your friend enjoy the current chartbusters along with you. You can also connect two Bluetooth speakers and enhance the audio experience to the next level. Sounds great but looks complicated. How can a phone stay connected to two Bluetooth devices without any noticeable speed drops?
If you remember the spec sheet of the Galaxy S8 and S8+ thoroughly, you probably remember that there was a mention of the support for the Bluetooth 5 standard. The Galaxy S8 is the first commercially available smartphone to feature the Bluetooth 5 standard. If you wonder how that helps the “Dual Audio” feature, then you will be amazed to know the process in which Bluetooth 5 works. Compared to the Bluetooth 4.0, the bandwidth speed is double at 2.1Mbps, the range improved by four times and enhanced support for long-range Bluetooth low energy devices like smartwatches and fitness bands.
When there’s a lot of room available for the signals to travel, it becomes possible for the source device to pack two different signals at the same time. The Galaxy S8 has enough space in its Bluetooth bandwidth to send two strong signals at once. That results in the ability to connect and utilise two Bluetooth speakers at once.
If the above explanation flew above your head, then consider the benefits of a four-lane road compared to a two-lane street – you don’t need to max your brains to get the fact that which one of them can host a lot more traffic, channelled separately.
On the Galaxy S8, the “Dual Audio” feature can be enabled according to the user’s wish. The feature is going to be helpful especially to those who prefer to share their music with someone else or have to do a lot of multitasking that involves Bluetooth devices.