HTC has launched a new device at MWC 2019 that twins as a 5G hotspot, content streaming hub as well as a battery backup for charging smartphones. HTC’s new offering – the HTC 5G Hub – is a mobile smart hub Fueled by the Snapdragon 855 SoC that acts as 5G hotspot for use at home and in offices. The device comes equipped with a 7,660mAh battery that allows it to be used as a charging hub for smartphones and can also be used for content streaming.
The HTC 5G Hub bears a 5-inch HD display with screen resolution of 720×1280 pixels and is powered by the Snapdragon 855 SoC. It comes paired with 4GB of RAM and 32GB of storage that is expanded further via microSD card (up to 512GB). The device has a USB Type-C Gen 3.1 port with DisplayPort support and also comes furnished with a Gigabit Ethernet port. It carries a 7,660mAh battery and has a dual speaker setup. Connectivity is handled by Bluetooth 5.0, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac/ad, while a Nano-SIM slot is there for 4G and 5G connectivity.
The HTC 5G Hub is touted to be a plug-and-play entertainment hub and a home media centre that can be used to stream videos from apps like Netflix and can also be connected to a TV. Support for voice commands is also on the table. The HTC 5G Hub runs Android 9 Pie.
HTC 5g HUB can also be used for office work as it allows up to 20 people to connect to a single network. The Taiwanese company is yet to disclose the price of the HTC 5G Hub, which is assumed to become available in Q2 2019 in the US, Australia and certain European nations.