RED, a company best known for their extremely powerful cinema-quality cameras, have announced they’re making a smartphone called the Hydrogen One, with preorders commencing the base price of the device to be $1,195 for the aluminium model, with prices hiking up to $1,595 for the Titanium model.
If you read through the pre-order page and the informational PDF, you don’t immediately understand this device being a phone. But trust us, it is. RED calls this “the world’s first holographic media machine. in your pocket. no glasses needed,” further going on to say “the future of personal communication, information gathering, holographic multi-view, 2D, 3D, AR/VR/MR, and image capture just changed forever.”
Now, considering this phone is bound to make an entrance, the press release picture shown above definitely shows an unconventional, yet striking design. The specifications that we’re aware of so far is, the device will be unlocked, runs Android, with a 5.7-inch display which offers holographic glasses-free 3D capability, which i’m struggling to understand how it’d work but oh well. It apparently uses an H30 algorithm for its sound which allows it to transform the sound in multi-dimensional audio. There’s a headphone jack, and a USB-C port.
RED claims preorders will ship from a “personal first production batch” in Q1 of 2018. What do you think? Let us know below!