MWC 2019: HTC's 5G Hub to be "Australia's first 5G mobile device"

Credit: HTC

HTC has unveiled its new 5G Smart Hub, a 5G mobile hotspot that supports up to 20 users and will be available to Telstra customers later this year.

“HTC is proud to bring to market the world’s first 5G mobile smart hub,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO of HTC.

“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.”

Under the hood, the HTC 5G Smart Hub is powered by Qualcomm's Snapdragon 855 chipset and 50 5G Modem. It also runs on Android 9 Pie, 4GB of RAM and 32GB of on-board storage. The HTC 5GB Hub also features both a gigabit Ethernet port and a 5-inch HD touchscreen. HTC claim that the 7660mAh battery inside the HTC 5G Hub "ready to support a wide range of on-the-go duties."

In Australia, Telstra is currently the only telco signed up to offer the device to customers. HTC say the Hub will launch in Q2 and Telstra say that it'll be "Australia's first 5G mobile device."

Kevin Teoh, Telstra’s Consumer Segment Executive, says that “we are working with the very best in 5G and Mobile Broadband to bring our customers the next generation of devices and enable a future of greater connectivity. Telstra is proud to partner with HTC on the launch of the world’s first 5G mobile smart hub, which will be Australia’s first 5G mobile device.”

What does this mean to consumers? Telstra customers will be able to have their own 5G hotspot later in 2019.

HTC say the HTC 5G Hub will be available through select retailers beginning in Q2 of 2019.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.

Tags Telstrahtc5G

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.
Fergus Halliday
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Tom Pope

Dynabook Portégé X30L-G

Ultimately this laptop has achieved everything I would hope for in a laptop for work, while fitting that into a form factor and weight that is remarkable.

Tom Sellers


This smart laptop was enjoyable to use and great to work on – creating content was super simple.

Lolita Wang


It really doesn’t get more “gaming laptop” than this.

Jack Jeffries


As the Maserati or BMW of laptops, it would fit perfectly in the hands of a professional needing firepower under the hood, sophistication and class on the surface, and gaming prowess (sports mode if you will) in between.

Taylor Carr


The MSI PS63 is an amazing laptop and I would definitely consider buying one in the future.

Christopher Low

Brother RJ-4230B

This small mobile printer is exactly what I need for invoicing and other jobs such as sending fellow tradesman details or step-by-step instructions that I can easily print off from my phone or the Web.

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?