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Sprint launches pre-orders for the LG V50 ThinQ and HTC 5G Hub

Sprint has opened pre-orders for its first 5G devices. (Source: Sprint)
Sprint has opened pre-orders for its first 5G devices. (Source: Sprint)
Today (May 17, 2019), Sprint has begun taking pre-orders for its first 5g devices. They are the LG V50 ThinQ and HTC's 5G hub. These products are only available in certain regional markets, however.

Sprint has opened its pre-order event for the first 2 5G devices to be compatible with this carrier. They are the LG V50 ThinQ and HTC 5G Hub. Either product can be reserved in this way on the Sprint website. However, potential customers will need to be located in one of the network's few 5G-covered regions (Atlanta, Dallas, Houston or Kansas City) for their orders to be valid.

This carrier has also announced that it will extend this eligibility to its 'second-round' 5G markets (Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix or Washington, D.C) "in the next few weeks". Sprint also claims that the 5G devices sold through it will be able to connect to this new radio standard and to 4G via technology known as EN-DC dual connectivity. This may help avoid the inter-network issues that may have affected the V50 ThinQ's roll-out in South Korea recently.

This phone and HTC's new hub may also be available on special offer for their inaugural pre-order event. Customers can order the V50 ThinQ at $24 per month for 18 months with nothing upfront through Sprint's Flex lease. This is a saving of 50% on the lease's normal terms. Those who want the HTC device may be able to buy it at 50% off its normal $25/month tariff (on a 24-month contract), and use it to gain 100GB of high-speed data for $60 per month.

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Deirdre O Donnell, 2019-05-17 (Update: 2019-05-17)