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MWC: HTC 5G Mobile Smart Hub

HTC unveiled the first dedicated 5G mobile router, the HTC 5G Hub, at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona this week. It is designed for use in both home and office environments, and enables smooth 4K video streaming, low-latency gaming, and 5G mobile hotspot features for up to 20 users.

Click here for the specs and features of the 5G mobile smart hub.

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The HTC 5G Hub allows customers to use 5G on multiple devices while on the go, at work or at home, for fast connectivity. A 5-inch HD touchscreen allows for intuitive use for existing smartphone users, and long-lasting power makes for a travel companion that harnesses 5G speeds dramatically faster than 4G LTE networks. 

This product is also at the forefront of cloud-based virtual reality (VR) 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.

“HTC is proud to bring to market the world’s first 5G mobile smart hub,” said Cher Wang, chairwoman and CEO of HTC. “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.”

As a home media centre, 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 a plug-and-play setup. 

Voice command and remote-control features enable management of entertainment and productivity needs. For gaming, ultra-low-latency, 60fps, and 4K resolution, it 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. Along with Android 9 Pie, this allows for high download speeds and power for native Android and PC games supported on the large screen.

It is also designed for high-speed mobility use with the next-generation business environment in mind. This product supports the powerful Wi-Fi capabilities offered on the Snapdragon 855 Platform by including the Qualcomm 60GHz Wi-Fi chipset (based on the 802.11ad specification) for multi-gigabit speeds and wire equivalent latencies. Additionally, the Qualcomm 2×2 Wi-Fi 6-ready chipset for next-generation capacity, efficiency, and performance at range. 

A 7,660 mAh battery makes the HTC 5G Hub ready to support a wide range of on-the-go duties. Businesses can connect up to 20 devices safely and securely on a high-speed encrypted network or configure for a corporate VPN. As businesses grow, the 5G network is also scalable via a built-in Gigabit Ethernet port.

The HTC 5G Hub will be available through select retailers beginning in Q2 of 2019. Please visit the HTC 5G Hub website for more information.

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