HTC unveiled its new 5G mobile smart hub at Mobile World Congress 2019. The 5G hub is the brand’s first dedicated 5G mobile smart hub and has the ability to share a 5G connection to 20 devices simultaneously via hotspot.
Additionally, HTC says that this hub could effectively replace a WiFi router and eliminates unnecessary cables with the easy plug-and-play setup.
More than a hotspot device, The hub also works as a home media centre. It features a 5-inch HD touch display along with voice command support and remote control features. To our genuine surprise, the hub is powered by the latest Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 SoC and a 7,660mAh battery. Software-wise, the HTC hub is running on Android Pie 9.0. Allowing it to utilise streaming services like Netflix.
For ports, HTC gave its hub a USB-C port with video support, an ethernet port and microSD card support up to 512GB. The latter allowing users of the hub to store their media content directly inside the device, thus allowing them to access it wirelessly from their smart devices.
The 5G Hub will be available in the US as a Sprint exclusive in Q2 2019. As for other parts of the world, HTC didn’t provide any specific launch date or pricing.