"RED Hydrogen One" Is The World's First Holographic Smartphone

Speaking of which, the purported smartphone features a 5.7-inch holographic display which makes use of nanotechnology which is able to switch back and forth between 2D, 3D and holographic multi-view content. RED, the company known for creating some of the most incredible cameras in the world, has announced the Hydrogen One. Its publicity document also mentions a proprietary H3O algorithm for converting stereo sound into multi-dimensional audio.

Called Hydrogen One or RED Hydrogen One, this smartphone will be powered by Android operating system. "No one wants to drag around another piece of gear that has to be charged every day", said Jim Jannard, RED chairman to Forbes.

It's not clear how sharp the display will be, but RED touts that it'll display 3D "holographic" content without the need for special glasses, though the company didn't specify how 3D holographic content differs from traditional 3D content. An aluminium version will retail for $1 195 and a titanium version for $1 595 though these prices are subject to change. "Hydrogen opens the door to AR and VR with the one product that you carry with you all the time". No idea. It's going to have a USB-C port, a microSD port for expanding storage and a headphone jack. We know that it will have support for modular attachments as well, and since RED is a high-end camera company most of the modular attachments for this handset will be related to photography obviously. So it was a surprise that the company would be interested in making its own smartphone. Red does note that the current pricing is for a limited time.

While numerous Hydrogen One's current specs remain unknown, we do know that the phone will feature USB Type-C, standard 3.5mm headphone jack and a microSD card slot. Although, what is clear is that as it is coming from RED, it is one which places a good deal of focus on the camera capabilities.

Red said that it could struggle to fill orders of the phone "due to display production limitations" and the prices displayed may not be the actual cost when the phone is released officially.

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