Sprint and HTC are partnering to make a 5G device for next year
Sprint is partnering with HTC to make a mobile “smart hub” that will run on 5G next year. It’s the second product Sprint has announced for its own nascent next-gen network, but we’re getting very little in the way of concrete details right now.
The device is developed by Sprint, HTC, and Qualcomm in a joint effort. It will use a Qualcomm Snapdragon x50 5G modem with gigabit LTE and 5G capabilities. The device will come to US customers sometime in the first half of 2019. A smart hub seems to imply the device could be used as a mobile hot spot.
In August, Sprint announced that it was working with LG to release a 5G smartphone for its in-progress network, also within the first half of 2019. Sprint plans to first launch its 5G service…