In the future, 5G will also play a role beyond smartphones. That’s why HTC developed a 5G hub with Android 9 for use at home and at work and presented it in Barcelona.
It is operated via a 5″ touch display with 1280x720px. The heart of the HTC 5G hub is the Snapdragon 855 with the X50 5G modem. The SoC has 4 GB of RAM available. The memory is relatively tight at 32 GB but can be expanded by up to 512 GB with a microSD card. There is a 7,660mAh battery so that you can use the 5G hub on the go. The weight is just 340 grams, so it should be really easy to transport.
What can you do with the 5G Hub now? There are different scenarios. It would be useful for us when we are out and about at trade fairs so that we always have a fast network connection. If you want to use it at home, it can be used as a media server. If you own VR glasses, you can also use the 5G hub to stream the relevant content to the glasses without a PC. Or simply stream 4K videos to a screen.
Also interesting: Up to 20 users can use the 5G hub in an encrypted network via an integrated hotspot. According to HTC, it should also be possible to set it up as a VPN. HTC is still leaving it open to how expensive the 5G hub will ultimately be.
You can get a more detailed impression in our hands-on video: