We know that RED is coming out with a smartphone as the company announced the Hydrogen One almost a year ago. However, no substantial update has been announced by the company since then although a recent FCC filing suggests that the phone might be ready for launch soon.
As a refresher, the RED Hydrogen One will feature a so-called ‘holographic display’ that is apparently able to create a “better than 3D” image without any additional accessory or glasses. The 5.7-inch screen will have a 2,560 x 1,440 pixels resolution and powered by last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835.
The FCC images shows a rugged design, inspired from RED’s own camera line. Out of the box, it apparently will have 6GB of RAM and Android 8.1. Data and power are delivered via USB Type-C while the battery is a huge 4,510mAh unit. There will be two dual-camera sensors – both on the front and the rear.
Features expansion will be accommodated via a set of POGO pins at the back, similar to the ones seen on Motorola smartphones. Expect camera add-ons or at least accessories to interface with RED’s current line of high-resolution cameras.
No release dates have been shared, but with FCC certification obtained, it should not be too far off. The Hydrogen One is expected to start from US$1,600 (RM 6,517) and will have different materials options during launch which includes Aluminium and Titanium.