OnePlus announced many new devices at its recently held Cloud 11+ event. Among them were the expected OnePlus 11, the OnePlus 11R, OnePlus Pad, and the OnePlus Buds Pro 2 series. There were also some announcements regarding upcoming products such as the OnePlus Mechanical Keyboard. In a surprise reveal, the brand also announced that it will soon be launching the OnePlus Hub 5G Router.
OnePlus Hub 5G Router is the first router from OnePlus which appears to be diversifying its portfolio as of late. We have already seen the Phone maker entering the PC gaming market with high-performance desktop monitors. As mentioned above, it also has a mechanical keyboard with some cool features on the way.
One of the surprises from the OnePlus Cloud 11 launch event is the OnePlus Hub 5G router. It is the company’s first router product. OnePlus seems to be expanding its product portfolio beyond smartphones quite aggressively this year. While Jio showed off the Air Fiber during the 5G launch, it is still not available to end users.
OnePlus Hub 5G Router Features
- WiFi 6 Connectivity
- 5G/4G SIM card support
- Home Hub with Matter protocol support
- Home Mesh Network by connecting 2 or more routers
- LED indicators for 5G, 4G and WiFi network activity
- Power LED
OnePlus Hub 5G Router Launch Date and Price
The product was just teased at the event and complete specifications will be shared at a later date. It will be launched in the market in July 2023. This product will be competing the Jio Air Fiber router which was showcased during the Jio 5G launch. Jio has not shared any details about the market availability so far after the reveal in August 2022.
The 5G router or CPE market is expected to grow in India as 5G roll out will reach users in many more cities in 2023 and 2024. Both Airtel and Jio have launched 5G services across India but the focus has been on 5G smartphones till now. Currently, there are no routers in the market in India which support 5G networks either on Jio or Airtel. One can expect the focus to shift towards Fixed Wireless Access or 5G broadband later this year.