First Evolutionary Product with Sprint Coming Early 2019

TAIPEI – Nov. 28, 2018 – Today, HTC is excited to announce that the company will create a powerful 5G mobile smart hub in the first half of 2019. Working together with U.S. telecommunications giant Sprint, HTC aims to lead the U.S. 5G industry and continue its legacy of developing and delivering innovative technology to the market.

HTC has long led the industry in improving the mobile experience through delivering high-powered smart devices. That drive for innovation has brought many unique experiences and revolutionary creations, from smartphones to virtual reality products. Since the release of the first ever wireless touch device in 1998 right through to the first 4G Android smartphone in 2010, along with the world’s first full-metal unibody smartphone in 2014 and the first dual OIS front & back camera phone in 2016, HTC has maintained its legacy in bringing widely acclaimed, first-of-its-kind innovations to market. With this 5G mobile smart hub, HTC leads the march into 5G, seamlessly weaving 5G into consumers’ lives.

“Through building a strong foundation for the 5G ecosystem, HTC is bringing the world to the very turning point of truly embracing the next technological age,” said Cher Wang, Chairwoman and CEO of HTC. “While smartphones still play a crucial part as the heart of our digital lives, we believe that in the next decade, technologies that VIVE Reality embodies will rise as the true agents of change – AR, VR, AI, blockchain, and the omnipresent influence that 5G will become. As we once positioned ourselves for the coming of 3G/4G technologies, we too are preparing diligently for the advent of the next generation of high-speed connectivity, 5G.”

“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 Dr. John Saw, Sprint chief technology officer. “This innovative product will allow customers on the go, at work or at home to enjoy Sprint 5G on multiple devices for incredibly fast connectivity, content sharing, mobile gaming, entertainment and so much more.”

The 5G network will redefine how human beings connect with one another in innovative ways, with ground-breaking data speeds and reliable wireless signals connecting every single daily action of our lives. For example, HD high-definition movies can be downloaded in seconds or streamed without buffering. In the first half of 2019, Sprint plans to launch its mobile 5G network in nine of the largest cities in the country: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., with additional markets to be announced.

About HTC
HTC Corporation aims to bring brilliance to life. As a global innovator in smart mobile devices and technology, HTC has produced award-winning products and industry firsts since its inception in 1997, including the critically acclaimed HTC U and Desire lines of smartphones. The pursuit of brilliance is at the heart of everything we do, inspiring best-in-class design and game-changing mobile and virtual reality experiences for consumers around the world. HTC is listed on the Taiwan Stock Exchange (TWSE: 2498).

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