Hydrogen One is one of the most interesting projects we can expect this year to materialize. The manufacturing company, Red, is known for its cameras, so its first smartphone should definitely be an interesting one. Naturally, if it was just another smartphone no one would really care. However, Hydrogen One won’t be just another handset in the crowd. According to Red, it will be the first ”holographic” smartphone. This is, indeed, something we haven’t seen before. Unfortunately, the launch of the smartphone was delayed again. First, Red was supposed to unveil its handset in the first quarter of this year. Now, it seems that we will have to wait at least until August to see it.
The delay might actually be a blessing in disguise. Rumor has it that Red will be able to add some extra features to its first handset which will make it even more impressive. To be more exact, Hydrogen One is now rumored to come with two pairs of cameras, allowing users to capture 4-View video without any other accessories. Originally, the smartphone was supposed to come with only one camera on the back and users should have added another camera as a modular accessory. Even so, Red will still offer modular cameras too in order to ensure an even higher quality user experience.
The Hydrogen One’s main attraction will definitely be its display. The screen will display images in 2D, as any other phone, but it will also support 4V images, which pop out from the display without users needing to use special glasses to see them. Naturally, the brand new feature comes at a price and it isn’t low. Red started offering its handset for pre-order for $1,295-$1,595, depending on the configuration. This is definitely not the price of an affordable device. Then again, no affordable device has a holographic display.
Surprisingly, the Hydrogen One won’t come with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 845 on board. Instead, it will feature a Snapdragon 835X chipset. It’s safe to assume that the phone will include more than enough internal storage and memory to be able to offer a great user experience. The handset will run Android and it will also serve as a touchscreen monitor for the company’s other cameras. The smartphone will become available in two variants. One of them is made of titanium while the other has an aluminum body with scalloped edges for a better grip. The device will have a rather large, 4,500mAh battery and it will feature a 3.5mm audio jack as well.
Things can still change until August when the smartphone is supposed to launch. Hopefully, we will find out more about Red’s first handset ahead of its official launch date. Stay tuned and we will keep you in the loop.