Based on a news release made by Bluetooth SIG, LE (low-energy) audio will become the new standard for Bluetooth. This introduces a new standard for Bluetooth audio and differs from popular Bluetooth formats like Bluetooth 4 or Bluetooth 5.
Improved Sound and Audio Sharing Will be Provided by the New Bluetooth Audio Standard
The LE audio protocol provides advantages over traditional Bluetooth, including support for hearing aids and audio sharing. With the new function of broadcast audio, which includes a low-energy audio format, music sharing is now available. This allows users to share the audio they are listening to on their smartphone or other device with close neighbours. For instance, utilising this capability, one might broadcast audio to the whole public or even share music with relatives and friends.
The small Complexity Communication Codec (LC3), a novel codec, is used by LE audio format as an improvement to deliver good sound quality with little power. Even designing apps that won’t shorten the device’s battery life may be made easier by this. Additionally, it allows for the transmission of several audio streams, which aids in the advancement of stereo imaging on goods like earphones that are wireless.
According to the Bluetooth Special Interest Group, the Bluetooth standards for LE audio will be published in the first part of this year.