HTC explained in a tweet that it has partnered with Sprint, which is making the so-called 8220;5G mobile smart hub8221;. This upcoming device will launch in the US in the first half of next year and will presumably run on Sprint8217;s next-gen network. Qualcomm is part of the duo8217;s joint effort, too, as the smart hub will use the Qualcomm Snapdragon x50 5G modem with gigabit LTE and 5G capabilities.
Sprint said in a blog post that this 5G-enabled product will 8220;allow customers on the go, at work or at home to enjoy Sprint 5G on multiple devices with incredibly fast connectivity for content sharing, mobile gaming, entertainment and so much more8221;. Right now, many are confused about what HTC and Sprint8217;s 5G mobile smart hub could be: A simple mobile hotspot, or something different?
Just announced: We8217;re working with @sprint on a powerful 5G mobile smart hub for U.S. customers, coming first half of 2019.
Keep in mind that, in August, Sprint announced is working with LG to release a 5G smartphone, and that it too will launch in the first half of 2019. Sprint plans to go live with its 5G service around then in nine US cities, including Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, and New York City.