Sprint has officially announced the availability of their first fleet of 5G devices. The LG V50 ThinQ 5G and HTC 5G Hub will be available starting May 31 with pre-orders beginning on May 17. To start off, both products will only be available in the “expected 5G markets” of Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, and Kansas City. After that, they will be available in Sprint’s other 5G markets of Chicago, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix, and Washington, D.C.
Now, we probably sound like a broken record at this point, but it’s worth mentioning for the umpteenth time that 5G is really not all it’s hyped up to be (at least not yet). When Verizon went live with their 5G coverage, numerous people reported difficulty in trying to find a signal. Sprint also doesn’t seem to be super prepared as they have yet to lock in all of their anticipated 5G cities. Nonetheless, they seem to be banking on the public’s excitement about 5G, regardless of its shaky reliability, to push these two products.
"We know our customers are excited to get their hands on these devices to experience 5G’s power and speed," said Dow Draper, Sprint Chief Commercial Officer. "And because we want customers to enjoy the full potential of 5G, we will expand availability of these awesome devices to additional markets as our 5G coverage expands."