RED Hydrogen One

Red Hydrogen One phone will ship this summer and other info revealed


There’s great news today for those of you who pre-ordered the Hydrogen One phone from Red. But 1st, we will try to recap as quickly as possible for those who missed the initial wave of info on this phone.

Red is a professional-grade digital cinematography and photography camera-making company, who held pre-orders this past summer for a $1,200-$1,600 modular smartphone with a new type of 3D display which can be seen in either landscape or portrait orientations.

Jim Janard founder and owner of the professional digital cinematography and photography camera-making company writes in a forum post that he and the President of the company, Jarred Land, both are carrying near-final prototypes of the Hydrogen One which Janard mention is exactly the phone the both have ever wanted.

Here are some revealed specs

  • revolutionary display tech
  • multichannel spatial sound
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 for all variants
  • headphone jack
  • dual SIM slot
  • 4500mAh battery
  • Expandable storage via microSD (hybrid SIM tray)

The post also added some very carefully worded information about the phone size. With phrasing like “2 oz more than most 5.7-inch phones”, “just slightly larger than other 5.7-inch phones”, “tad thicker”, and “solid”, we can expect the phone to be too big and heavy.

Red’s Hydrogen One will be able to take 3D 4V video with either side of the phone and it’s “holographic” screen will display them in pixel layers rather than transposed images. So that is a completely new approach to 3D.

As far as how this new format of content can be shared with non-Red smartphones, Janard explains that social media partners will be published soon enough.

“You will not be disappointed with who is supporting Hydrogen 4V. Big Dogs.:” Carrier support is coming, though Red is tight-lipped about any further info than that. “Safe to say it is as good as it gets.” Carrier models will come before a while before pre-ordered units will come before a bit.

If you want to see the hardware, the Red Store will have a Hydrogen Day at Red Studio to show pre-order customers the new hardware. That would take place sometime in April. In its current state, prototype hardware is being shown to partners as they are developing a Hydrogen Service platform for finding and uploading 4V content.

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