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All that's needed for the device to be useful to a prospective buyer is 5G infrastructure nearby. Because there's not much point in getting a device that can handle 5G traffic if there's no delivery mechanism.
The HTC 5G Hub can perform as a hotspot in order to connect many devices at fast 5G speeds. In fact, as many as 20 different gizmos can connect to the hub. Connection speeds and data usage information are displayed on the hub's integrated 5-inch screen.
In the event that a user has nearby 5G service, the HTC 5G Hub could wind up replacing a typical Wi-Fi router to send 4K streaming videos all over the house. One of the advantages of 5G over 4G, other than speed, is this capacity to provide enough bandwidth that multiple devices can go online without creating interference.
Besides downloading movies, the HTC 5G Hub offers more to the home consumer -- the chance to stream virtual reality content and augmented reality graphics without high-end PCs.
New Atlas quoted a press statement made by HTC CEO Cher Wang, who said, "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."
The box also boasts a measure of portability. The 7,600-mAh battery that comes with the device can also charge a phone. And if the 5G capabilities aren't already available nearby, or while traveling, the Hub can still be used. It will simply revert to 4G LTE speeds when 5G can't be had.