Samsung OWY phone certified with Bluetooth 5.0

July 19th, 2017   decode   Android 7.1

The Bluetooth SIG just certified a Samsung phone called OWY. That’s an unusual name for sure, it doesn’t fit with the company’s usual naming scheme. Still, it’s curious because it supports Bluetooth 5.0, the latest version of the wireless protocol.

Only very recent chipsets support that protocol – the Snapdragon 835, of course, but also the 660 and 630. Samsung’s Exynos 8895 does too. So whatever this phone is, we’re looking at a shiny new chipset – either a flagship one or a new (still to reach the market) premium mid-range chip.

Snooping around for “Samsung OWY” proved fruitless…

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