RED, renowned for its very high-end – and costly – camera equipment, has announced its very own Android smartphone. Dubbed the Hydrogen One, this device boasts some rather interesting features, including a modular design and a “holographic display.”
That’s right, a holographic display. According to RED founder Jim Jannard, the Hydrogen One’s display has “technology you haven’t seen before.” He also added that the display is not lenticular, which Jannard say is “inferior tech in every way.”
There’s no specs, just hype and this one (edited) image. Looks like it has a headphone jack, USB-C and some pins for attachable accessories? pic.twitter.com/3mxw9pbcmg
— Marques Brownlee (@MKBHD) July 6, 2017
Aside from the display, the Hydrogen One will also be a modular smartphone; looking at the brightened image of the device, it seems to have pins much like the ones found on the Moto Z series of smartphones. Jannard also elaborated that RED will be producing modular attachments that are focused on image capture. After all, the company is a camera maker.
Beyond these details, RED revealed very little on the Hydrogen One’s actual specifications. We only know that it will come with a 5.7-inch display, good audio quality, a microSD card slot, and of course, a headphone jack.
Without a doubt RED is very confident of the Hydrogen One; the company will even refund customers who pre-order the device should they “not like what they see” as more details are revealed. The Hydrogen One is available for pre-order now at $1,195 (about RM5,135) and $1,595 (approximately RM6,855) for the aluminium and titanium models respectively. The device is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2018.