Huawei E5786 MiFi announced, blazingly fast 300 Mbps over LTE
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Huawei wants you to download HD movies in just 30 seconds, or upload your videos to YouTube in under 10 seconds, all over LTE. In an early announcement out of MWC in Barcelona, Huawei has introduced a few new toys, including the E5786 LTE MiFi unit. The E5786 is an impressive upgrade to previous Huawei MiFi units, touting itself the world’s fastest MiFi.
The Huawei E5786 is able to connect up to 10 of your devices at a time. Connectivity is pretty slick, capable mobile devices can connect without entering a password by simply scanning a QR code on the E5786’s screen.
Huawei claims 10 hours of LTE connected battery life, with 500 hours in standby, and unique power saving technology that improves performance by 30% over the competition. The E5786 also has a reverse charging feature, allowing you to borrow a bit of juice and pump it into your tablet or smartphone via USB connection. Recharging is done via Micro USB 3.0 and only takes three hours.
Quick Huawei E5786 Specs
- Download Speeds: 300Mbps
- Upload Speeds: 100Mbps
- WiFi 802.11a/b/g/n, dual band 2.4/5Ghz with double antenna
- 802.11ac 2×2 MIMO
- 3000mAh battery
Check out the full specifications list at the Huawei global site.
This sounds like a solid device so far, but Huawei has also installed some great software in the E5786, claiming a 5 second start-up. One would expect a battery status indicator, but it also tracks data traffic, can monitor SMS messages and lets you choose auto-disconnect settings to balance battery life with convenience. “Huawei’s Mobile WiFi” companion app lets you control these settings right from your smartphone.
Huawei plans to sell the E5786 to Australia, the Middle East, Russia and selected European markets by May 2014. No word on pricing or further global availability.
With the ever increasing capabilities of smartphones, do you see the need for a dedicated MiFi unit? If you already own a MiFi unit with the typical 5 device connection limit, have you hit that cap, do you see the need to connect up to 10 devices at once?