Sprint and HTC are working on a 5G mobile hotspot

It’s expected to launch sometime in the first half of 2019

Sprint and HTC are working to develop a 5G ‘smart hub’. Specific details are sparse, however, ‘smart hub’ seems to imply that it’s a mobile hotspot.

Nevertheless, we can report the upcoming device will feature a Qualcomm Snapdragon x50 5G SoC modem – and is expected to launch “sometime in the first half of 2019.” Also during this timeframe, the company plans to have its 5G network running in New York, Houston, Atlanta, and Chicago, among other cities.

“We are thrilled to be working closely with Sprint on this innovative new design,” said Cher Wang, HTC CEO. “This collaboration brought our cutting-edge technology together with Sprint’s industry-leading 5G network to create the next generation smart devices.”

And while several companies are working to develop 5G phones, this signifies the first major news of a 5G hotspot.