D-Link Presents New 5G Routers at MWC2021

At the Mobile Workd Congress 2021 in Barcelona, D-Link presented various new products. Some of them support the new 5G cellular standard, such as the new 5G NR M2M Gateway DWM-3010 and the 5G/LTE Outdoor CPE DWP-1010.

 

D-Link DWM-3010 for business

With the DWM-3010, D-Link is introducing a new 5G Fixed Wireless Access (FWA). The 5G NR M2M gateway is aimed at the business environment and enables 5G broadband connectivity. According to the manufacturer, download speeds of up to 1 Gbit/s are possible. In addition to high transmission rates, the new 5G cellular standard also shines here with its minimal latencies.

 

With the D-Link DWM-3010 5G Fixed Wireless Access, up to 50 devices can be connected, so that the D-link 5G Gateway can also be used in highly stressed work environments such as industrial or IoT environments. The FWA not only distributes the Internet to the connected devices, but also regulates efficient communication with each other. In addition, the system scores with a robust design and high temperature resistance. In this way, the device ensures reliable operation so that companies can take advantage of the benefits of reliable communication between machines (M2M). Management is carried out centrally and remotely with the in-house IoT management solution D-Link Edge Cloud Solution.

 

 

D-link DWP-1010 for the smart home

D-Link also has innovations for the MWC 2021 ready for private users. One of the innovations is the new 5G/LTE Outdoor CPE DWP-1010. It provides gigabit speeds at home or in the garden and thus ensures fast internet everywhere via 5G and LTE/4G. This D-Link 5G router is also equipped with a robust design in order to be optimally protected both indoors and outdoors. According to the manufacturer, the D-link DWP-1010 can be easily installed anywhere and offers optimal 5G connectivity for the whole family and friends.

 

There are also some other innovations. These revolve around Wi-Fi 6 and artificial intelligence (AI), among other things. A new product series consisting of a router, a mesh router and a WLAN extender was presented, which enables high-speed WLAN on a Wi-Fi 6 basis for all devices. Thanks to AI technology, connection problems are to be recognized and resolved automatically, and WLAN performance is to be continuously optimized.

 

Sierra Airprime EM9190 VS EM9191

Model Sierra AirPrime EM9190 Sierra AirPrime EM9191
Technology NR mmWave NR Sub-6 GHz
NR Sub-6 GHz LTE Category-20
LTE Category-20 HSPA+/WCDMA
HSPA+/WCDMA
Chipset Snapdragon X55 Snapdragon X55
Dimensions(WxDxH[mm]) 52 x 30 x 2.38 52 x 30 x 2.38
Power  3.3 [V] typ.  3.3 [V] typ.
(3.135 – 4.4 [V]) (3.135 – 4.4 [V])
Sleep 2.8 – 3.3 [mA] 2.8 – 3.3 [mA]
Package M.2 form factor M.2 form factor
Interfaces PCIe 3.0 1-lane PCIe 3.0 1-lane
USB 3.1 Gen2 USB 3.1 Gen2
USB2.0 ※Debug only USB2.0 ※Debug only
Network mode 5G NR Sub-6 GHz/NR mmWave 5G NR Sub-6 GHz
FDD-LTE FDD-LTE
TDD-LTE TDD-LTE
HSPA+ HSPA+
Downlink ~7.53 [Gbps] TBD
(8 layers LTE + mmWave)
Uplink ~2.98 [Gbps] TBD
(8 layers LTE + mmWave)
Frequency Bands 5G NR Sub-6 GHz 5G NR Sub-6 GHz
n1,n2,n3,n5,n28,n41, n1,n2,n3,n5,n28,n41,
n66,n71,n77,n78,n79 n66,n71,n77,n78,n79
5G mmWave LTE Category-20
n257, n258, n260, n261 B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13,B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26,B28, B29, B30, B32, B34, B38, B39,B40, B41, B42, B46, B48, B66, B71
HSPA+/WCDMA
LTE Category-20 Band 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,19
B1, B2, B3, B4, B5, B7, B8, B12, B13,B14, B17, B18, B19, B20, B25, B26,B28, B29, B30, B32, B34, B38, B39,B40, B41, B42, B46, B48, B66, B71
HSPA+/WCDMA
Band 1,2,3,4,5,6,8,9,19
Temperature Class-A: -30 ~ +70 Class-A: -30 ~ +70
Class-B: -45 ~ +85 Class-B: -45 ~ +85
Storage temperature -40 ~ +85 -40 ~ +85

AVM FRITZ! Box 6850 5G Router Will be Available Soon

AVM announced a 5G router – the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G in 2019. The device never came on the market, instead a version with LTE modem – the FRITZ! Box 6850 LTE – was released in 2020. In the course of the summer of 2021, the 5G version of the FRITZ! Box 6850 should finally come onto the market. AVM has already mentioned technical details, but the company has so far been silent on the price.

Gigabit speed over LTE and 5G

Inside the AVM FRITZ! Box 6850 5G, a Qualcomm modem works, which supports speeds of up to 1.3 Gbit/s when downloading via 5G and up to 1 Gbit/s when downloading via 4G/LTE. The modem can also use 3G/UMTS, but the UMTS networks are currently being switched off in Germany, so that this technology is irrelevant, at least in this country.

The following frequency bands are supported according to AVM:

  • 5G: n1, n3, n5, n7, n8, n20, n28, n38, n40, n41, n78
  • 4G / LTE: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 20, 28, 32, 38, 40, 41, 42, 43

According to AVM, the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G is fully compatible with the current 5G networks, for example DSS (Dynamic Spectrum Sharing) is also supported. It is not clear from the information available whether the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G can also use 5G SA mode (standalone) in addition to 5G NSA (non-standalone).

Further Technical Specifications

The AVM FRITZ! Box 6850 5G is technically very similar to the FRITZ! Box 6850 LTE and the FRITZ! Box 7530. Both the shape of the housing and the technical data are almost identical. On the back there are two SMA connections for an external cellular antenna as well as four Gigabit LAN ports (RJ45) and a USB 3.0 interface. If you will buy the external 5G antenna for FRITZ! Box 6850 5G, we recommend this one: https://www.4gltemall.com/5g-external-antenna.html .

The FRITZ! Box 6850 5G is one of the world’s first 5G routers with an integrated telephone system and DECT function. There is also a TAE / RJ11 interface for an analog telephone.

The AVM 5G Router supports WLAN on both 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz, the maximum speed is 866 Mbit/s in the 5 GHz band. Unfortunately, the new WiFi 6 standard is not supported.

Market launch in summer 2021

The AVM FRITZ! Box 6850 5G should appear in summer 2021, there is no price yet. As soon as it is available, the device will be tested.

Redmi Presents K40, K40 PRO and K40 Pro+

The Redmi brand, which belongs to Xiaomi, presented three new 5G smartphone models at the MWC2021 in Shanghai. They go by the names Redmi K40, K40 Pro and K40 Pro+ and, as you can easily see, belong to a series.

 

Redmi K40 with Snapdragon 870

All three Redmi 5G Smartphones have in common that they are equipped with a 6.67-inch display with 2,400 x 1,080 pixels and an update rate of 120 Hz. The 20-megapixel front camera and the dimensions are also common to all three models. They all have a fingerprint sensor on the side and stereo speakers with Dolby Atmos support. The battery is also identical with 4,520 mAh and fully charged in all three smartphones with 33 watts within 52 minutes. You use your own MIUI 12 as the operating system.

Now let’s look at the differences. The cheapest of the three models, the Redmi K40, relies on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 870, the slightly improved successor to the Snapdragon 865. On the back there is a triple camera with a 48 MP main camera, 8 MP ultra-wide angle and 5 MP tele macro. The phone is available with the memory combinations (RAM / fixed storage) 6 GB + 128 GB, 8 GB + 128 GB, 8 GB + 256 GB and 12 GB + 256 GB. It transmits with Wi-Fi 6 as well as 5G SA and NSA.

 

Redmi K40 Pro (+) with 5G dual SIM

One difference between the two models Redmi K40 Pro and Redmi K40 Pro+ to the “normal” Redmi K40 is that they also support Wi-Fi 6E and the new cellular standard in dual SIM mode, which is not a matter of course. Inside is the new flagship SoC Snapdragon 888, which is combined in the Pro model with 6/8 GB + 128 GB or 8 GB + 256 GB. The Pro+ is only available with 12 GB + 256 GB. There are also differences in the camera, which in the Redmi K40 Pro has a main camera with 64 MP and in the Redmi K40 Pro+ with 128 MP. The rest of the sensors are identical.

Initially, all models are only announced for China. It starts there from the equivalent of around 400USD for the Redmi K40. The Redmi K40 Pro starts at around 550USD, the Redmi K40 Pro+ costs around 800USD. A start in other markets has not yet been confirmed, but it is quite possible. Alternatively, the devices can be obtained directly from China through well-known shops.

 

LongSung Releases Two New 5G NR Modules

At the MWC 2021 in Shanghai China, LongSung announced the first 5G NR module EX630, which is compliant with 3GPP Release 16 standard and supports both Sub-6Ghz and mmWave networks.

 

The LongSung EX630 is based on Qualcomm fourth generation Snapdragon X65 5G modem (4nm technology) and  RF system, so it will support the fastest 5G speeds up to 10Gbit/s and work on various networks frequency bands.

 

 

With the EX630 module, LongSung also presents another 5G NR Module EX620, which is based on Qualcomm fourth generation Snapdragon X62 5G modem (4nm technology). To meet the mobile broadband application, the LongSung EX620 supports 5G mmWave to 400MHz and 5G Sub6GHz to 120MHz, and can achieve download speed up to 4.4Gbps.

 

The two new generation 5G wireless modules supports multi-mode networks such as 5G NR, LTE, WCDMA(DB-DC-HSDPA), TD-SCDMA, CDMA1X, GSM/EDGE etc…They can also support DSS and multiple CA(carrier aggregation) combinations(FDD-TDD, FDD-FDD, TDD-TDD), covering all the 5G bands.

 

The two LongSung 5G modules could be widely used in many wireless terminals. They can be used in 5G Industrial Gateway, which can help users access high-speed internet quickly and realize safe and reliable data transmission. It is suitable for EMS (energy management system), MES (manufacturing execution system) and production process of manufacturing and processing enterprises signal acquisition and data transmission, thereby achieving industrial automation.

 

Through the 5G wireless modules, loads of image, video and sensor data captured by the robot can be transmitted to the intelligent brain in the cloud, so as to improve the intelligence level and service capability of the robot. Cloud intelligent robots are gradually becoming an important service force in community, medical care, retail and other scenarios.

NETGEAR Nighthawk M5 5G Mobile Hotspot Review

The manufacturer NETGEAR has launched the first MiFi 5G with Wi-Fi 6 technology to achieve the best possible wireless performance in all circumstances. The new model is the NETGEAR Nighthawk M5 Mobile Hotspot, and it is designed to offer the best possible experience in the mobile broadband network, and also so that we obtain the maximum speed when we connect devices via Wi-Fi. Do you want to know all the details of this new model?

 

Thanks to this 5G portable router we have the latest mobile and WiFi technologies, with which we can stay connected at home or away from home, while enjoying a connection with fast speed, low latency and improved bandwidth.

 

This year we have seen an increase in teleworking, due to the fact that more and more work is done remotely, and the coronavirus pandemic has also contributed to accelerating the process. Since many work or study from home right now, they need to have a fast and secure Internet connection with WiFi connectivity that meets their needs.

 

 

The Nighthawk M5 Mobile Hotspot Pro will allow us to bring a quality Internet connection to our home with 5G. In small and medium-sized towns especially, we find that cable, DSL or other service is not good enough.

However, thanks to the 5G connectivity offered by this Netgear 5G mobile Hotspot, we will be able to obtain fast speed connections. That’s not all, thanks to WiFi 6 technology it will allow us to deliver those speeds to your connected devices without affecting bandwidth or connectivity when we have many wireless clients. That means we will not have delays or interruptions when working or studying at home. That extra bandwidth that WiFi 6 provides us compared to the previous WiFi 5 technology will allow us to do videoconferences or other activities in a more fluid way.

 

 

 

The Nighthawk M5 Mobile Hotspot Pro comes equipped with the chipset of the Qualcomm Snapdragon X55 mobile platform to offer us next- generation 5G connectivity . Thanks to this 5G modem, we can achieve high download speeds of up to 7 Gbps and upload speeds of up to 3 Gbps.

 

 

 

In addition, it has WiFi 6 technology that allows us to have more devices connected and transmitting simultaneously without penalizing performance. With a greater capacity compared to WiFi 5, we can rest assured that our smartphones, tablets and computers will have the necessary bandwidth to carry out any task.

 

 

It also allows us the 5G connection in our home or office through the use of its Gigabit Ethernet port. To do this, we can connect the 5G mobile router to our home or work router and thus we can enjoy 5G speeds in our local network from which all devices can also be used.

 

With a secure and reliable network we can avoid the risks of public WiFi networks thanks to the compatibility with VPN Pass-through and password protection. Regarding the capacity of this model, it allows us to connect up to 32 WiFi devices such as smartphones, tablets and laptops regardless of where you are.

 

 

This model has a 5,040 mAh rechargeable battery that will provide us with a long duration to use it all day. We can also use it without a battery since it can be connected to a power outlet at home so that it works throughout the day. In that sense, we could keep it connected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by removing the battery.

 

As for the Nighthawk M5 Mobile Hotspot Pro, it has a 2.4-inch color LCD touch screen that is intuitively operated. Thanks to it, we can easily control the use of data, see the name and password of WiFi, as well as the strength of the mobile signal. We can also manage device and network settings. On your lock screen it shows important information such as the time, date and the use of data that we have consumed. On the other hand, we have the NETGEAR Mobile app to manage and configure our device.

 

 

TP-Link M7000 4G Mobile WiFi Hotspot Test

The TP-Link M7000 LTE router has been available in Europe since mid-2020 and is the successor to the almost identical TP-Link M7200. The 4G LTE router costs less than 100USD in online shops without a contract and is suitable for all tariffs and SIM cards (no SIM lock).

 

In addition to the router itself, the package content also includes a short USB to micro USB cable. This cable allows the battery to be charged at any USB port, such as an existing USB power supply unit or a computer. There is no power adapter included, which is understandable given the low price.

 

Furthermore, there is a printed user guide included. TP-Link has also included an adapter that enables the use of Nano SIM or Micro SIM cards in the router. In the test, however, a SIM adapter supplied by the network operator also worked without any problems.

If you pick up the TP-Link M7000, you immediately notice the compact dimensions and the low weight of only around 86 grams including the battery. As a result, the TP-Link 4G WiFi router is hardly a problem in a small handbag or in a vest pocket. 3 status LEDs on the front indicate the operating status, there is no display.

TP-Link M7000 LTE Modem

The cellular modem in the TP-Link M7000 Hotspot supports the cellular standards 3G / UMTS and 4G / LTE. 2G/GSM is not supported, which is not tragic in view of the low speeds in the 2G network.

The router can use almost all LTE frequency ranges that are important for Europe: Band 1, 3, 5, 7, 8 and 20 but without band 28 (700 MHz). Since band 28 is used in particular in rural regions and there mostly in combination with band 20, this is probably only a critical point for a few users.

 

The theoretically maximum possible speed is 150 Mbit/s in the downlink and up to 50 Mbit/s in the uplink. This is a slow LTE modem by today’s standards, but considering the low price, that’s fine. In practice, several devices can be supplied with fast internet without any problems and several parallel video streams were also not a problem in the test.

Unfortunately, the maximum speed is limited by the weak WLAN module. In the test, a maximum of 55 Mbit/s could be measured in the download and up to 45 Mbit/s in the upload via LTE. For comparison: with a current smartphone (Apple iPhone 12 mini), around 300 Mbit/s for download and almost 200 Mbit/s for upload were possible at the same location. If TP-Link had installed a faster WLAN module, at least the maximum speed of the modem would have been possible. Unfortunately, the M7000 cannot be used as a USB modem either, so you only have to rely on WiFi.

 

 

TP-Link M7000: WLAN in the test

The TP-Link M7000 can supply up to 10 devices with a WLAN connection at the same time. The router works exclusively in the WLAN frequency band around 2.4 GHz; a connection with up to 145 Mbit/s could be established in the test. However, this is the gross data rate; in practice – as already described in the modem test – significantly lower bandwidths are achieved. The router does not offer a guest WLAN function.

 

The range is absolutely sufficient for a small apartment, a summer house or a caravan. However, a range of more than 10 meters is hardly possible if there are still obstacles such as a wall between the router and the end device. The WLAN transmission power and thus the range can be reduced in the menu, there are a total of three power levels. There is also the option to automatically switch off the WLAN after 10 minutes if no device is active in the WLAN.

 

The WLAN module cannot be used as a repeater or extender. Other mobile LTE routers partially offer this function, so that an existing WLAN network can be used for Internet access. This function, sometimes called “WLAN Offloading”, is useful to save data volume.

Operation via app and web interface

In some places the user has to forego convenience functions with the M7000, which are quite common with more expensive mobile router models such as Huawei E5788, Netgear Nighthawk M1. This definitely does not apply to the software and operation, TP-Link has done a good job here.

 

 

Most users will certainly use the “tpMiFi” app to operate and configure the TP-Link M7000. The app is available for both Android and iOS and provides quick instructions on starting up the router right from the start. The app is very clearly designed and offers all functions that are also available in the browser web interface. This is very commendable, because many other manufacturers only provide a reduced range of functions via their apps.

 

If you don’t want to install an app, you can easily operate the TP-Link M7000 via a browser web interface. The user interface is accessed via the IP address 192.168.0.1. After the first request, a new password must be set, after which you can start. Unfortunately, the web interface of the test device was only available in English.

Various status information is visible on the start page, both in the app and in the web interface. This includes statistics on data consumption, information on the WiFi connection and information on the cellular connection. Separate menus are available for more detailed information and settings.

A wide variety of things can be configured for the Internet connection, for example a data volume limit can be set, after 90% of the data used, a notification is sent and at 100% the data connection is disconnected. Data usage abroad (data roaming) can also be activated and deactivated. The router is set to “4G preferred” at the factory, but can also be set to “4G only” or “3G only” if necessary.

Battery life in the test

The battery on the TP-Link M7000 can be changed without any problems and has a capacity of 2,000 mAh. The manufacturer advertises a battery life of up to 8 hours. In the test, the battery life with activated energy-saving mode and WLAN range “medium” was checked. For the duration of the test, at least 2 devices were connected at the same time and there was a permanent internet radio stream. The battery lasted around 6 hours under these conditions. If the WLAN transmission power is set to “low” and no permanent streaming is used, the specification of TP-Link (8 hours) can even be realistically achieved.


During continuous operation, the TP-Link M7000 became slightly warm, but not hot. This is completely normal for a 4g mobile hotspot and compared to many other devices the hotspot stayed relatively cool.

Other things about the TP-Link M7000

If you are looking for a mobile router with an RJ45 Ethernet LAN connection, you will not be happy with the TP-Link M7000, because the router only has the aforementioned micro-USB connection. The Huawei E5885 may be a good hotspot for you. There are also no connections for an external cellular antenna.

In addition to SMS, USSD codes can also be sent via the web interface or the app. This is useful, for example, to check the credit of a prepaid card or to set the main card for a multi-SIM.

Test conclusion: TP-Link M7000

The TP-Link M7000 is a very inexpensive mobile LTE router, but the device made a good impression in the test. The device is small and compact, the battery life is good and operation is easy thanks to good software. You have to do without comfort features such as a LAN connection or connections for external antennas.

The biggest weak point is certainly the relatively slow WLAN module, which reduces the maximum data rate of the LTE modem from theoretically 150 Mbit/s to around 55 Mbit/s in practice. If you can live with the limitations, the TP-Link M7000 is a good mobile LTE router.

Huawei MH5000-31 VS MH5000-871

Model Huawei MH5000-31 Huawei MH5000-871
Data rates * 5G NR: DL 2Gbps, UL 230Mbps
* 4G LTE TDD DL/UL(1Gbps/30Mbps), FDD DL/UL (600Mbps/75Mbps)
* 5G NR: DL 2Gbps, UL 230Mbps
* 4G LTE TDD DL/UL(1Gbps/30Mbps), FDD DL/UL (600Mbps/75Mbps)
Supported Frequency bands * 5G NR: n78, n79, n41
* 5G NR: 4×4 MIMO Band: n78, n79, n41
* 4G LTE: B1, B3, B5, B8, B34, B38, B39, B40, B41(160MHz)
* LTE: UL 2CA: 40C, 41C
* LTE DL 4×4 MIMO Band: B39, B41
* UMTS: B1, B8
* GSM: 900/1800MHz
* LTE: CA Combination(DL 2CC): 1C, 1A-3A, 1A-8A, 3C, 3A-8A, 38C, 39C, 39A-41A, 40C, 41C
* LTE: CA Combination(DL 3CC): 1A-3A-8A, 3C-8A,  39C-41A, 39A-41C, 40D, 41D
* LTE: CA Combination(DL 4CC): 39A-41D,  39C-41C
* EN-DC: DC_39A-n41A, DC_1A-n78A, DC_3A-n78A, DC_3A-n79A, DC_3C-n78A
* C-V2X: B47
* 5G NR: n78, n79, n41
* 5G NR: 4×4 MIMO Band: n78, n79, n41
* 4G LTE: B1, B3, B7, B8, B34, B38, B39, B40, B41
* LTE: UL 2CA: 40C, 41C
* LTE DL 4×4 MIMO Band: B39, B41
* UMTS: B1, B8
* GSM: 900/1800MHz
* LTE: CA Combination(DL 2CC): 1C, 1A-3A, 1A-8A, 3C, 3A-7A, 3A-8A, 7A-8A, 38C, 39C, 39A-41A, 40C, 41C
* LTE: CA Combination(DL 3CC): 1A-3A-8A, 3C-8A, 3A-7A-8A, 39C-41A, 39A-41C, 40D, 41D
LTE: CA Combination(DL 4CC): 39A-41D,  39C-41C
* EN-DC: DC_39A-n41A, DC_1A-n78A, DC_3A-n78A, DC_3A-n79A, DC_3C-n78A
Approvals CCC NAL, SRRC
Temperatures –40℃ to +85℃ –40℃ to +85℃

Alcatel HH71 LinkHub 4G Home Router Review

In 2020, Alcatel offers a 4G LTE router HH71, which also bears the name “LINKHUB LTE cat7 Home Station” and it has been sold at congstar since March 2020 as a “Homespot” LTE router together with the Homespot tariffs. The Alcatel 4G Router connects up to 32 devices to the LTE cellular network via WiFi.

Alcatel LinkHub HH71 Router Specifications
Manufacturer and type designation: Alcatel HH71
Chipset: Qualcomm MDM9240-1
LTE category: Cat. 7
Download rate up to: 300 Mbit/s
Upload rate up to: 150 Mbit/s
Supported LTE bands: 700, 800, 900, 1800, 1500,2100, 2600 MHz
Downward compatible with: UMTS/GSM
Support from LTE-Advanced: Yes
MIMO Support: Yes
Connection for external antenna: yes, TS-9 Connector(Buy Alcatel HH71 Antenna)
Telephone
With integrated telephone system: No; only model HH71V1
Connection for ISDN telephones:
Connection for analog telephones: no, (only HH71V1)
DECT: No
integrated answering machine: No
Network | LAN & WLAN
LAN ports: yes, 1 port
WLAN standards: IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, 2.4 + 5 GHz
5 GHz WLAN support: Yes
Encryption: WEP, WPA, WPA2
WiFi hotspot function: yes, up to 32 devices
Others
Battery pack: No
Dimension: 145 x 100 x 89.3 mm
USB: No
Memory card extension: No
Release: 1st quarter 2020
Price: 199.00USD
available at: »www.4gltemall.com
Information material
Manual as PDF »Currently not available
Datasheet PDF »

 

Speed up to 300 Mbit/s

Theoretically, the Alcatel HH71 supports download rates of up to 300 Mbit/s. Uploading via the mobile data network is possible at a speed of up to 100 Mbit/s. However, as with all devices of this type, these are only theoretical values.

 

Technically, the Alcatel HH71 supports LTE Cat 7 and the LTE bands 700, 800, 900, 1800, 1500, 2100 and 2600 MHz. Reception can be improved by connecting up to two external LTE antennas (TS-9 connector). The prerequisite for reception is that a 4G SIM card is inserted.

 

WLAN for at home

The name “LINKHUB LTE cat7 Home Station” already shows that the Alcatel HH71 router is primarily intended for use at home. It can be used wherever there is no broadband connection and the Internet is to be supplied via the LTE cellular network. It also fits that the 4G LTE WiFi router has no integrated battery, so it is always dependent on a socket nearby. The Alcatel HH71 is therefore not a mobile router that can be used anywhere as a WLAN hotspot. Instead, it opens up a WiFi connection at home. It supports IEEE 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac with the two frequencies 2.4 and 5 GHz. Up to 32 devices such as smartphones, tablets, smart TVs, laptops and more can connect wirelessly to the LTE router. The multi-antenna technology 2 × 2 MIMO ensures a stable connection and good reception. There is also a LAN port that can theoretically be expanded via a hub. It also has an RJ11 port for connecting a telephone. However, some variant models may has not the telephone port.

Simple design

Visually, the rounded Alcatel HH71, which is only available in white, is simple. The connections already mentioned are located on the back. At the front there are four status LEDs arranged vertically one above the other for power, WiFi, network and signal. With dimensions of 145 x 100 x 89 mm, it doesn’t take up much space either. The weight is 325 g for the HH71VM and 330 g for the HH71V1. However, it does not play a decisive role in a device designed for domestic use.

 

 

 

Inside the Alcatel HH71 is the Qualcomm MDM9240-1 platform. It is supported by 2 GB of RAM and 2 GB of ROM. Alcatel offers its own app for setup and administration. Among other things, they can be used to view the status of the connection and the connected devices, change the SSID and password and much more.

 

Other competitors

Many other manufacturers already presented many 4G LTE WiFi routers to the market, such as Huawei B528, Huawei B618, Huawei B525, Huawei E5186, ZTE MF286, ZTE MF275R, ZTE MF288 etc…Their functions are very similar, the main difference is on the appearance and design. Some of them may have better price.

Huawei Mate 40 Series Flagship Phones Released

Huawei is now launching its new series 5G Smartphone of flagship mobiles, the Huawei Mate 40 series. Over the past eight years, Huawei has launched ten fantastic models in the Mate series and the new Huawei Mate 40 takes smart phones to a whole new level. Everything with the new Mate 40 series has been honed down to the smallest detail to deliver incomparable performance and user experience. The series simply delivers smart phones in a class of its own.

Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ are the first and only smart phones in the world with an integrated 5G system chip made with 5 nanometer technology. The mobiles are also the first 5G cell Phones with Ultra Vision Cine Camera systems that significantly improve the possibilities regarding images and film.

Every year, the Huawei Mate series brings together the most exciting technology on the market in a fantastic package. This is what defines the DNA of the Mate series. This year, the Kirin 9000 is the most powerful 5G integrated chipset on the market, which delivers a more powerful mobile performance than ever before. Ultra Vision Cine Camera makes it easy to film and shoot with outstanding results, while the iconic ring design makes the phone stand out from the crowd. The Huawei Mate 40 series is smarter than any previous 4G smart phone and thanks to the seamless connection in our 1 + 8 + N ecosystem and EMUI 11, it will pave the way for a new era of intelligent interaction, says Richard Yu, CEO of Huawei Consumer Business Group.

 

With its futuristic design, the new Mate 40 series clearly represents the next step in terms of both innovation and technology. The combination of iconic design and innovative technology in the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ is complemented by IP 68 dust and water resistance, virtual and physical volume controls and improved algorithms that can help prevent mistakes when the user presses incorrectly. In addition, the Huawei 88 ° Horizon Display provides a better visual experience.

The Huawei Mate 40 series’ devices are equipped with a dual front camera that is packed with different types of technology. From 3D Face Unlock, an ultra-wide-angle camera for selfies to a precision sensor for perceiving gestures.

 

The back of the Huawei 5G Smartphones is characterized by a developed version of the now iconic ring design where the cameras are framed by a metallic halo. Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Mate 40 Pro+ are available in black or Mystic Silver design with a surface consisting of frosted glass, micrometer gradient color coating and CNC metal coating, which together provide a dazzling effect reminiscent of stars.

Powerfully 5G equipped

Kirin 9000 5G SoC is the market’s most powerful chipset with integrated 5G. It is manufactured using the industry’s most advanced semiconductor manufacturing process, enabling Huawei to incorporate the 5G modem directly into the chipset (SoC) for a fully integrated solution. Kirin 9000 is fully equipped for the new 5G networks and can easily handle complex powerful tasks such as demanding mobile games and advanced photo editing.

 

Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ also deliver the ultimate 5G experience by leveraging Huawei’s own 5G technology and the results of the company’s global research and development in 5G. The patented 5G Super Uplink technology significantly increases 5G charging speed and bandwidth. It is complemented by Huawei Large File Transfers to facilitate extremely large file transfers at speeds that no other mobile can compete with. In addition, the Huawei Mate 40 series introduces LinkTurbo, which effectively combines 2.4 GHz and 5 GHz Wi-Fi, as well as 4G and 5G mobile connections to deliver stable and lightning fast connection with low latency.

Thanks to an integrated 24-core mali-G78, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro + have the most powerful graphics processor in a Huawei device ever. This provides advanced graphics performance, which can compete with a game console. This means that even the most dedicated gaming enthusiasts can explore complex online games without affecting performance. This is complemented by a fantastic audiovisual experience for games. The 90Hz monitor works in conjunction with a 240Hz touch sampling frequency for increased response and also provides haptic feedback that matches the visual experience. This comprehensive set of entertainment features is complemented by two stereo speakers to create a comprehensive surround sound.

The Huawei Mate 40 series has the battery technology needed to keep up with the requirements of 5G. The 4400 mAh battery supports 66W Huawei SuperCharge charging with cord, 50W wireless charging and wireless reverse charging.

 

 

A camera for creators

The Ultra Vision Cine camera in the new models has groundbreaking upgrades for the ultra-wide-angle lens, powerful HD main camera and impressive telephoto camera. In addition, XD Fusion HDR Video is introduced along with improved Steady Shot algorithms and distortion removal to provide the best image quality and stabilization.

When it comes to creating 4K movies, the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro+ are second to none. The devices are the industry’s leading smart phones to support XD Fusion HDR Video at the hardware level. Other innovations include Tracking Shot, which uses real-time ultra-wide angle cropping and advanced algorithms to identify and track the subject in a shot. For professional-quality post-production, the Huawei Mate 40 Series offers the Story Creator feature, which provides six high-quality templates that automatically select shots including tilt, pan, and time delay, enabling truly professional movie effects. Background music, filters and effects can also be easily added.

Regarding sound, the Huawei Mate 40 series is equipped with Audio Focus and Audio Zoom as well as with high-quality audio recording from connected Bluetooth devices. With Audio Focus, users can isolate the audio being recorded, while Audio Zoom allows you to zoom in on an audio source to get better sound quality from longer distances. This means that every video – from concerts to conversations with friends – captures the moment perfectly.

All camera lenses on the Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro + are fine-tuned to deliver the highest performance. Both models have an ultra-wide-angle camera that is as powerful as the main camera. The second-generation Ultra-Wide Cine camera lens now offers an even wider field of view, allowing users to capture beautiful expansive landscapes, while the main camera delivers true high-resolution images. Image quality has been further improved with Full Pixel Octa PD AutoFocus. The improved lens distortion correction is based on the face, body, arms and legs, making the ultra-wide-angle lens useful in even more scenarios than before. Huawei Mate 40 Pro has an optical telephoto camera with periscope design and support for 10x hybrid zoom and 50x digital zoom. Huawei Mate 40 Pro + takes this one step lower thanks to a dual telephoto camera that enables 20x hybrid zoom and 100x digital zoom.

Ultra Vision Selfie Camera on Huawei Mate 40 Pro and Huawei Mate 40 Pro + takes vlogs and selfies to new heights thanks to support for 4K recording and the ability to shoot in one of three available fields of view (FoV), ranging from close-up and personal to ultra-wide angle. Slow-Motion Selfie gives the front camera even more versatility by allowing users to add a dramatic feel when documenting their activities.

Prices and availability

Huawei Mate 40 Pro is now available for ordering in many countries. Deliveries will take place starting November 16. Available colors are black and silver.