Everything you need to know about RED Hydrogen One with Holographic Display
RED is a leading manufacturer of professional digital cameras and is on the top of the quality ladder. Earlier this year in July, RED announced that they are working on the world’s first phone with a holographic display. YES! With that announcement, we only got a picture. But now, we have a much better look at what RED has in store with their first phone, credits to MKBHD who got his hands on some prototypes.
The phone will have a 5.7-inch holographic display which means that it will be capable of creating virtual 3-dimensional image of an object. When not needed, the phone will view all traditional 2D content normally. According to MKBHD, the holographic display is nothing like anything he has ever seen before and ‘was at a loss of words’ .
The phone bears a pretty rugged look and bears a tri-panel design on its back. The top and bottom are made of Kevlar while the middle portion is made of metal. The back also sports a camera which RED claims will supersede mobile camera standards and will only be surpassed in terms of quality by RED Professional cameras. It also has a dedicated camera button to get started shooting without much ado.
The phone will have a 5.7-inch holographic display which means that it will be capable of creating virtual 3-dimensional image of an object.
The back bears some pretty good resemblance to the Moto Z2. Speaking about the Moto Z2, it will also support additional snap on Mods via the pins on the back. The phone has dual outlets on the front panel for speakers and will most likely be a stereo set-up. It has a USB Type-C port on the bottom and volume rocker and power button on the left and right side respectively. It currently has a 3.5mm headphone jack at the bottom, but they plan to move it to the top of the phone. The sides of the phone have a wavy shape which will definitely help in getting a good grip of the phone.
As of now, everything is either half-baked or confidential. RED hasn’t been able to make a unified prototype with the final look of the phone and a working display. But according to MKBHD, in the next 30-45 days RED will have a proper working prototype too.
The phone just doesn’t pack bleeding-edge specs, but it also possibly packs what the future of mobile industry will contain. The Hydrogen One costs $1195 for the aluminium one and $1595 for the titanium version. The phone is expected to ship in the first quarter of 2018.