Together with various other products, AVM also presented the new FRITZ! Box 6850 5G at the IFA 2019 in Berlin. The Berlin-based company is thus the manufacturer of the world’s first all-in-one router for the new 5G mobile communications networks, which is available in more and more regions from 2019.
Features and Specifications of the AVM FRITZ!Box 6850
|Manufacturer and model number||AVM FRITZ! Box 6850 5G|
|Supported mobile standards||3G, 4G, 5G|
|5G network modes||Non standalone|
|Chipset||Qualcomm Snapdragon X55|
|Maximum 5G data rate||N/A|
|5G frequencies||yes, 5G band n78|
|4G LTE frequencies||700/800/900/1500/1800/2100/2600 MHz|
|Sub 6 GHz frequencies||Sub-6 GHz|
|external antenna can be connected||yes, 2 SMA connections(Buy FRITZ!Box 6850 5G external antenna)|
Network properties (LAN & WiFi)
|WLAN standards||802.11 a/b/g/n/ac|
|Maximum gross data rate with WLAN||up to 1.266 Mbps|
|Supported WLAN bands||2.4 GHz and 5 GHz|
|WLAN guest access can be installed||Yes|
|WLAN encryption standards||WPA, WPA2, WPS|
|Gigabit LAN||yes, 4 ports|
|Connection for ISDN telephones||Yes|
|Connection for analog phones||Yes|
|DECT||yes, up to 6 devices|
|HD voice compatible||Yes|
|IPv6 support; Dual stack||Yes / Yes|
|Power consumption approx.||N/A|
|Suitable for IPTV||Yes|
|Can be used as a media server||Yes|
|USB ports on the back||(1 x USB3.0)|
|Battery for self-sufficient operation||No|
|Dimension and weight||N/A|
|Datasheet for download (PDF)||not yet available|
|Manual for download (PDF)||not yet available|
|Available at||»On 1st quarter of 2020|
5G FritzBox: 3G to 5G on board
The flagship of the new FRITZ! Box 6850 5G is of course the support of 5G with sub-6 GHz . This allows bandwidths of more than 2 Gbit/s and low latencies. But also the older mobile radio standards LTE (4G) with the bands 1, 3, 7, 8, 20, 28 and 32 as well as UMTS (3G) are supported. For better reception, two SMA connectors are provided for connecting external antennas.
With the mobile networks, the 5G WiFi router allows further access to the Internet in addition to the classic DSL connection, where this new FRITZ! Box can of course also be connected. So it’s an all-in-one device that supports both mobile and fixed internet. In principle, it is similar to its predecessor, the 6890 LTE, since hybrid operation was also possible here.
WLAN with up to 1266 MBit/s
If there is a connection to the Internet, the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G with 4 x 4 MIMO, working with the Qualcomm SD X55 chipset, charges a WLAN. It supports dual band WLAN AC + N with 2.4 and 5 GHz including mesh. This allows transmission speeds of up to 1266 Mbps. In addition, four Gigabit LAN ports are available for connecting wired network devices.
5G router and telephone system in one
Of course, the AVM 5G router function includes that of a telephone system. This is no different with the new FRITZ! Box 6850 5G. It has a DECT base integrated so that up to six cordless DECT phones can be connected to it. In addition, it also offers a connection for an analog telephone or fax.
It is also interesting that the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G can be used as a smart home center. AVM offers a range of compatible products such as smart sockets, light bulbs and more that communicate with DECT radio. In addition, the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G also supports the typical features of AVM such as parental control, media server, FRITZ! NAS, WLAN guest access, MyFRITZ! and much more. The well-known remote access is also given at the 5G / LTE connection.
Market launch in early 2020
The market launch is only announced for the first quarter of 2020. The price is then also communicated, so we currently cannot know a price for the FRITZ! Box 6850 5G. However, this is likely to increase 20-30 percent above today’s 6890.