by Ryan Sullivan
Vice President – Product Engineering & Development

Sprint expands its portfolio of Always Connected and Gigabit Class LTE devices

October 01, 2018

Mobile connectivity is one of the most powerful enablers of progress in the world today. That’s why we’re excited for the new category of Always Connected PCs, unlocking another opportunity for Sprint to meet our customers’ demand for virtually anywhere, anytime access to unlimited data.  And with our deep mobile broadband spectrum capacity, Sprint is poised to support this new product category today and well into the future.

In collaboration with HP, we’re proud to support the HP Spectre Folio1 with connectivity powered by Sprint’s LTE Advanced network. HP Spectre Folio gives Sprint customers a great always-connected experience on a network that’s built for unlimited. For customers activating the device on the Sprint network, Intel and Sprint are offering free unlimited data for six months with Autopay.*

The HP Spectre Folio running on our LTE Advanced network is a gigabit-class LTE device supporting MIMO, 256 QAM, and multiple channel carrier aggregation. In fact, this device supports five channel carrier aggregation (5CA), making it the first 5CA Band 41 Always Connected PC for our network.

We’re excited to attend today’s HP event in New York, and bring to life the capabilities of Sprint’s LTE Advanced network. HP is showcasing continuous streaming of 4K videos, and showing the new OMEN Obelisk acting as a cloud host device running high spec graphics over Sprint LTE to play games on the Spectre Folio via OMEN Game Stream.2

With an LTE Advanced network providing gigabit-class performance, Sprint customers will have a great experience downloading high-definition content and applications. And as an important stepping stone to 5G, our LTE Advanced network will be critical to providing customers with a seamless experience when we launch mobile 5G in the first half of 2019.

 

-- Ryan

 

For all the details on the simple and quick process to activate an Always Connected PC with Sprint, visit www.sprint.com/BYOD, call 1-800-SPRINT1 or visit any Sprint retail store.

 

*Excludes taxes, fees and surcharges.  After 6 months, pay $15/mo with $5/mo AutoPay discount.  Cancel anytime.  Speed maximums, use rules and restrictions apply.

 

1 Gigabit Class LTE based on Intel eSIM design on Intel architecture. Module designed for up to 1 Gbps download speeds as carriers deploy 5 carrier aggregation and 100Mhz channel bandwidth, requires activation and separately purchased service contract. Check with service provider for coverage and availability in your area.  Connection speeds will vary due to location, environment, network conditions, and other factors. 4G LTE not available in all regions.

2 Must activate OMEN Game Stream account on your OMEN PC and download the OMEN Command Center app from the Microsoft Store onto other Windows 10 PCs.  Game Stream requirements:  OS – Microsoft Windows 10 (Fall Creators Update or later); Network – Minimum upload and download speeds of 10Mbps at 5GHz; CPU – X Generation Intel® Core™ i5 processor or better; GPU – Intel® HD 4000 / NVIDIA® 8000 series / AMD® 2000 series or better with latest graphics drivers; System Memory – 4GB DDR3.