PlayStation 5 Will Support Wi-Fi 6 & Bluetooth 5.1
New details have started circulating online today on the console of the next generation of Sony, PlayStation 5, revealing that the platform will support Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 standards, which is the most modern and updated versions of its technologies.
The news came through an Anatel document that certifies the wireless module that will be present on PlayStation 5, confirming both Wi-Fi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 support. The device, manufactured by the Chinese factory Foxconn and J20H100, certified that it is currently approved in the United States and Peru.
It, therefore, seems that Sony has decided to offer its users two of the most modern and innovative technologies for its new console, features that will certainly affect its operation and represent a great advantage over PlayStation 4.
Wi-Fi 6, also known as 802.11ax, has a theoretical maximum speed of 9.6 Gb/s versus 6.9 Gb/s of Wi-Fi 5. This will be able to provide users who are not using an Ethernet cable connected to the PlayStation 5 with a great speed boost. This standard expands support for Multi-user MIMO (MU-MIMO), which allows the router to send data to more than one device simultaneously.
The technology works on uplink connections, not just downlinks (like on Wi-Fi 5), and has a maximum of eight channels instead of the four previously available. In turn, Bluetooth 5.1 can be much more useful than its predecessor for locating objects, because it can send the exact location of a device with an accuracy of centimeters, as well as identify the direction of the signal emitter. For example, it may be easier to find a lost DualSense controller.
We remind you that PlayStation 5, the next-generation console from Sony, will be released by the end of this year and that at the moment there is still no official information regarding its official release date and its launch price.