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Sprint and HTC partner to make a 5G device for 2019

Tyrone Stewart

SprintSprint has joined forces with HTC to launch a 5G device to ‘deliver multimedia and connected data capabilities’ in the first half of 2019.

The 5G mobile smart hub, which is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon X50 5G modem with gigabit LTE and 5G capabilities, doesn’t yet have a specific name and the feature specifications have not been announced.

“We’re excited to continue building our 5G device portfolio and announce another way our customers can be among the first to experience Sprint 5G next year,” said John Saw, chief technology officer at Sprint. “This innovative product will 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 more.”

Sprint has plans to launch its mobile 5G network in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington D.C in the first half of 2019. Alongside this, Sprint is working with LG to release a 5G smartphone next year.