HTC took to Mobile World Congress today to unveil a new dedicated 5G mobile smart hub called the HTC 5G Hub.
The dedicated mobile smart hub is the first of its kind, and will allow customers to use 5G on multiple devices on the go for various purposes. It includes a 5-inch HD touchscreen that allows for better ease of use and better, faster communication online no matter where you go.
The new HTC product enables "smooth 4K video streaming, low-latency gaming, and 5G mobile hotspot features for up to 20 users." Various carriers, including Sprint, Telstra, and European carries like Deutsche Telekom, EE, Here, Sunrise, and Elisa, will support it as well. It features an all-day battery, Qualcomm Snapdragon 5G chip, and a plug and play entertainment hub to ensure you can use it for just about any home purpose you may have. It can support the Snapdragon's "powerful" wi-fi capabilities for multi-gigabit speeds and wire equivalent latencies, and
“HTC is proud to bring to market the world’s first 5G mobile smart hub,” said Cher Wang, chairwoman and CEO of HTC. “5G will be the game-changer for VR and AR, and the new HTC 5G Hub will seamlessly deliver the great bandwidth of 5G to our devices, driving our vision of Vive Reality—a boundless, immersive environment where human experiences will come to the forefront.”
Unfortunately, you'll have to use Sprint in the United States if you want to get in on the action, as it's currently unavailable for Verizon or AT&T or elsewhere, for that matter. Sprint is the exclusive carrier for the product at this time.
“Sprint is thrilled be the exclusive U.S. wireless carrier for HTC 5G Hub in the United States,” said Dr. John Saw, Sprint chief technology officer. “This device will revolutionize the connected home, enhance mobile gaming and power small businesses in a new and exciting way. Together with HTC, we’re excited to dramatically improve the way our customers work, play and stay connected with the power and speed of 5G.”
The HTC 5G Hub will be available via select retailers beginning in Q2 of 2019.