This week at MWC, HTC unveiled its 5G Smart Hub for Sprint’s 5G network. We knew this was happening, only because both of these companies said as much all the way back in November of last year.
In summary, this 5G hub connects to Sprint’s 5G mobile network. In doing so, it allows users to tap into increased connectivity speeds and can even replace your home’s WiFi router. However, it doesn’t need to be cemented into your home. Thanks to a 7,660mAh battery, this thing is portable!
Interestingly, and this is where things get peak HTC, this Hub will also double as a VR streaming box.
This product is also at the forefront of cloud-based virtual reality technology. In the future, users will be able to stream VR content from the cloud to a VIVE Focus headset via the HTC 5G Hub—no PC or unnecessary cables required—to enjoy a mobile, high-end VR experience in real time.
Featuring a Snapdragon 855 processor with a Snapdragon X50 5G modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, plus a 5-inch HD display running Android 9.0 Pie, the Smart Hub can also open Android games and apps natively.
The 5G hub will be available starting in Q2 of 2019 for an undisclosed price.