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Doubling our 5G device offering

By Luke Hopewell June 18, 2019

When it comes to new devices, we want to spoil you for choice. That’s why we’re expanding the range of 5G-capable devices available. Our existing 5G* devices – the HTC Hub 5G and the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G – will be joined by the new Oppo Reno 5G and the LG V50 ThinQ. Both premium smartphones offer the very latest in camera gear, performance and connectivity.

Oppo Reno 5G

Oppo’s next-generation flagship uses clever tricks and gadgets to prioritise an uninterrupted screen experience. The 6.6-inch OLED display is notchless, meaning that there’s no front-facing camera or sensor gear cluttering up the top of the screen to make for an incredible viewing experience. But don’t worry, it still has an incredible 16-megapixel front-facing camera that pops up from inside the body when you need it.

The Reno 5G also packs in clever gadgets under the screen like an in-glass fingerprint reader, which speeds up the unlocking of the device by over 28%. And of course, it supports 5G.

Make sure you check the coverage maps to see if 5G is available in your area.

LG V50 ThinQ 5G

LG’s first 5G device reimagines how you can use your smartphone by doubling the number of screens on offer.

Out of the box, the V50 packs in a primary 6.4-inch QHD+ OLED FullVision display. In addition, it comes with a dual screen case, which allows you to connect a second 6.2-inch OLED display for double your screen fun.

The dual screen phone folds up into a single, sleek 183-gram device that easily fits in your pocket for entertainment, gaming and productivity on the go. Don’t worry about spoiling the line of your outfit, however: the V50 pops out of its dual-screen case to become a thin, sleek, single screen flagship.

The dual screens work brilliantly for multi-taskers everywhere. Want to watch a YouTube video and play a game at the same time? You got it. Feel like binge-watching your favourite shows while talking to your friends about it? Simple!

LG’s V50 ThinQ is also packing some incredible new speaker and camera tech for the best on-the-go experience you could ask for!

The 5G family

Samsung Galaxy 5G

The Oppo Reno 5G and LG V50 ThinQ join the equally incredible Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and HTC Hub 5G as part of our new 5G device line-up. 5G is no longer just a pipe-dream, with the announcement of our first supported areas for service as well as four brand new devices on sale in just a matter of months. Both the LG V50 ThinQ 5G and the Oppo Reno 5G are available from today. Head into a Telstra Store to see one for yourself, or log onto our website for more information.

*5G is now available in selected areas. To find out more about Telstra 5G,check hereor ask in store.

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How to get the most out of your HTC 5G Hub

By Luke Hopewell May 27, 2019

Launch of our first 5G device - HTC 5G Hub

With the exciting launch of the fabulous new HTC 5G Hub, we want to make sure you’re able to get the best speeds out of your device from day one. Follow our step-by-step guide to get the fastest speeds out of your new device.

When the HTC 5G Hub is shipped to you, the default software profile means the device is set to broadcast a 2.4GHz Wi-Fi network signal. This is the typical frequency used by most Wi-Fi modems, routers and other access points. To get the most out of your device, you’ll need to enable the 5GHz frequency instead.

Here’s how:

  1. Tap “Device”.

2. Tap “Settings”.

3. Tap the “Network & Internet” menu.

4. Tap “Wi-Fi hotspot”.

5. Tap “Advanced”.

6. Tap “AP band”.

7. Change default setting from “2.4GHz” to “5GHz”.

After that, you’re good to go!

Find out more about 5G at Telstra.com.