If you are a professional videographer you very likely know the company RED. It makes high quality sensors and modular camera setups but now also apparently smartphones.
However, RED's approach isn't simply to plop out another Android clone that no one will remember in a month. The phone that they call Hydrogen One is said to have a 5.7 inch, no glasses needed holographic display, whatever that means, and it will be able to produce 3D, VR, AR and RED's own "4-view" content. It also can convert simple stereo sound into so-called multi-dimensional audio.
The pins at the bottom of the picture also seem to confirm what has been revealed by RED's patents that the phone is also modular. You'll be able to attach modifications in the same way as with Moto Mods and one can only imagine what type of camera addons RED might have planned.
All this seems fairly crazy, right? Well, at this point we only really have their word for it because the company hasn't revealed much at all about the device. There's really just one picture, the aforementioned details about its capabilities, and means to pre-order the device.
Oh, and that brings us to the price. The starting price for the Hydrogen One is $1195, that's called the Aluminum version. If you want the Titanium version you'll have to shell out an extra $400.
Red Hydrogen One is expected to ship in Q1 2018 but I'd be surprised if we don't hear more about it before that.
Written by: Matti Vähäkainu @ 11 Jul 2017 11:51