Irrespective of likely through a bad phase in the mobile product market, the Taiwanese manufacturer is actively working on 5G devices. Recently at MWC 2019, HTC has launched a fresh 5G Hub tablet product what will act as a 5G modem. The new 5G technology is in its initially stages of deployment, and even compatible gadgets have just started appearing in the market. The HTC 5G hub is the latest to join the 5G compatible products list.
HTC 5G Hub Technical specs
The HTC 5G Hub is a tablet gadget what carries a 5-inch panel 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 Sd 855 chipset coupled with X50 modem. Its modem is capable of offering 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 presently, it’s unclear that it has Play Store access or not. It ships with 4GB RAM and 32GB of inner storage. There’s an ethernet port Furthermore to connect any device via it.
Further, it will allow gadgets to download movies, watch 4K videos and play online games concurrently. To keep running for longer times, the HTC 5G Hub carries a 7660 battery. It can efficiently work continuously for a working day if you’re using it at optimum levels with two-three products connected. Although, it’s unclear on how Plenty battery backup time it can give, as there’s with no real-world 5G network available to test it.
Moreover, the device could act as a charger for your smartphone too. There are multiple claims regarding the gadget from the manufacturer side. First, it will provide 5G connectivity across 4G compatible products. Secondly, the manufacturer claims that it is “at the forefront of cloud-based virtual reality (VR) technology, since “users will be capable to stream VR content from the cloud to a VIVE Focus headphones via the HTC 5G Hub.”
Now, it will be in the world exclusively from Sprint stores in the United States. Further, HTC has plans to sell it in European nations this kind of as Germany, Switzerland, Finland and others. The telecom providers this kind of as Telstra 3 UK, Deutsche Telekom, Sunrise and Elise would be partnering with HTC to launch it in respective markets.
It will be made available by Q2 2019.