HTC Unveil the Hub
HTC unveils the Hub, which experts say could one day replace traditional WiFi routers.
23:22 05 March 2019
HTC has unveiled the Hub, a tablet-like device that lets you connect to 5G mobile broadband and doubles as a WiFi hotspot for up to 20 people.
The device, which was unveiled at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, features a 5-inch touchscreen and allows 4K video streaming and gaming. It comes with a 7,660mAh battery and is sold through Three in the United Kingdom. It would also be made available in Switzerland, Germany and 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.'
Dave Dyson, CEO at Three, said: 'HTC has a tradition of leading the way with new technologies. 5G is going to bring unimaginable possibilities to connect people to people, people to things and things to things.
'As a connectivity provider we are at the heart of all of it and bringing this 5G hub to the UK, will enable our customers to make the most of our leading 5G network alongside all the capabilities of this innovative device.'