HTC on MWC 2019 revealed its latest and greatest 5G Smart Hub “5G Mobile Hotspot” which supports around 20 users and will be available to Telstra customers somewhere in 2019.
According to Cher Wang (Chairwomen and CEO of HTC)
“HTC is proud to bring the world’s first 5G Mobile Smart Hub to the market. 5G will be a game-changer for AR and VR and new HTC 5G Hub will flawlessly deliver a great bandwidth of 5G to our devices – driving our vision of Vive Reality – a boundless, immersive environment where human experiences will come to a forefront”.
Digging down inside, HTC 5G Smart Hub is loaded with Qualcomm’s latest Snapdragon 855 Chipset and 50 5G Modem. It has an average amount of RAM – 4GB – patterned with 32GB of onboard memory and is running on Android Pie 9.0.
It’s also housing both a gigabit Ethernet port and a 5-inches HD touchscreen. According to HTC, a 7660mAh battery is available to keep things moving and ready to support a wide range of on-the-go duties.
Telstra, in Australia, is the only Telco signed up to offering a device to customers. HTC said that Hub will release it in Q2 and Telstra say it’ll be Australia’s first and foremost 5G Mobile device.
Telstra’s Consumer Segment Executive “Kevin Teoh,” said that “we are working with a very best in 5G and Mobile Broadband to bring our customers the next generation of devices and allow a feature of greater connectivity. We feel proud to be partnered with HTC on a launch of the world’s first 5G Mobile Smart Hub – which will be Australia’s first 5G Mobile Device”.
When will it be available? HTC has said that it will be officially available through select retailers beginning in Q2 of 2019.