Irrespective of going through a bad phase in the mobile device market, the Taiwanese company is actively working on 5G products. Week ago at MWC 2019, HTC has released a new 5G Hub tablet device which will act as a 5G modem. The new 5G technology is in its initial stages of deployment, and even compatible products have just started appearing in the market. The HTC 5G hub is the newest to join the 5G compatible gadgets list.
The HTC 5G Hub is a tablet gadget what carries a 5-inch display and runs on Android. It can act as a router to give blazing quick 5G speeds to connected gadgets. The device itself is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 chipset coupled with X50 modem. Its modem is in a position of promoting download speeds of 2.3 Gbps. The Hub runs on Android 9 Pie and UI is specially developed to act as a hub. As of now, it’s unclear that it has Play Store open or not. It ships with 4GB RAM and 32GB of internal memory. There’s an ethernet port moreover to attach any gadget via it.
Further, it will allow gadgets to download movies, watch 4K videos and play online games concurrently. To keep operating for longer times, the HTC 5G Hub carries a 7660 battery. It could efficiently work continuously for a working day if you’re using it at optimum levels with two-three gadgets connected. Even though, it’s unclear on how much battery backup time it can give, as there’s no real-world 5G network available to test it.
Moreover, the gadget can act as a charger for your phone too. There are multiple claims regarding the gadget from the company side. Initial, it will supply 5G connectivity across 4G compatible products. Secondly, the manufacturer claims that it is “at the forefront of cloud-based virtual reality (VR) tech, due to the fact “users will be capable to stream VR content from the cloud to a VIVE Focus headset via the HTC 5G Hub.”
Now, it will be out there exclusively from Sprint stores in the United States. Further, HTC has aims to sell it in European nations these types of as Germany, Switzerland, Finland and others. The telecom providers this kind of as Telstra Three UK, Deutsche Telekom, Sunrise and Elise would be partnering with HTC to launch it in respective markets.
It will be made out there by Q2 2019.