Sprint announced today Sprint TREBL with Magic Box, the first smart home small cell solution providing LTE coverage, integrated Alexa voice assistant and Harman Kardon sound quality.
At its core, Sprint TREBL with Magic Box is a wireless small cell that provides Sprint customers with LTE data coverage. The unit also provides integrated personal voice assistant and control of Smart Home Devices using the Amazon Alexa eco-system. Finally, music on a small cell never sounded so good with Harman Kardon audio including 2x8 Watt speakers, an embedded amplifier, plus three built-in far field microphones, Bluetooth, and noise and echo cancellation.
The device has a lightweight and water-resistant design and has the convenience of voice-guided support and an app.
Sprint did not provide any details on availability or price.
5G Smartphone from Samsung coming in Summer 2019
Sprint also today confirmed plans for a standards-based 5G smartphone expected to launch in summer 2019 from Samsung.
This device will offer dual-mode connectivity to Sprint’s LTE and 5G network. For 5G and LTE, it will support Sprint’s 2.5 GHz spectrum. In addition, it will support Sprint’s 1.9 GHz spectrum (band 25), 800 MHz spectrum (band 26) and other LTE spectrum bands for roaming. Additional device specifications and exact timing will be announced later.
In the first half of 2019 Sprint plans to launch its mobile 5G network in nine of some of the largest cities across the U.S.: Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Kansas City, Los Angeles, New York City, Phoenix and Washington, D.C., with additional markets to be announced.