HTC 5G Hub with 5-inch display, Snapdragon 855, X50 5G Modem, Android Pie announced

HTC has introduced the new HTC 5G Hub which is a first-of-its-kind dedicated 5G mobile smart hub. The company says it has designed for ease of use in both home and office environments, and it enables smooth 4K video streaming, low-latency gaming, and 5G mobile hotspot features for up to 20 users.

The HTC 5G Hub allows users to use 5G on multiple devices for fast connectivity, content sharing, entertainment and more. It sports a 5-inch HD touchscreen display and the company says that users will also 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.

The HTC 5G Hub uses next-gen 5G speeds to stream 4K videos to a second screen and deliver crisp, clear content. It can also replace a Wi-Fi router and remove unnecessary cables with an easy to use plug-and-play setup. The HTC 5G Hub is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 Mobile Platform with the Snapdragon X50 5G Modem and antenna modules with integrated RF transceiver, RF front-end (RFFE) and antenna elements. It runs on Android 9 (Pie).

It features Qualcomm 60GHz Wi-Fi chipset (based on the 802.11ad specification) for multi-gigabit speeds and wire equivalent latencies, as well as the Qualcomm 2×2 Wi-Fi 6-ready chipset. A 7,660 mAh battery is on board.

The HTC 5G Hub will be available through select retailers beginning in Q2 of 2019 and carrier support include Sprint, Telstra, EE (UK), Three UK, Deutsche Telekom (Germany), Sunrise (Switzerland), and Elisa (Finland).

Cher Wang, Chairwoman, and CEO of HTC said:

HTC is proud to bring to market the world’s first 5G mobile smart hub. 5G will be the game-changer for VR and AR, and the new HTC 5G Hub will seamlessly deliver the great bandwidth of 5G to our devices, driving our vision of Vive Reality—a boundless, immersive environment where human experiences will come to the forefront.