The new smartphone by RED called the Hydrogen One can not only show 2D, 3D and something it calls “4-View” images and videos without using any special glasses or viewing equipment, it’s cameras can even shoot in 3D and “4-View” mode. The phone is the first consumer handset from RED, the company better known for its high-end cameras used in Hollywood films and special effects.
Here are the specifications we have compiled so far — (subject to change):
- Carrier unlocked
- Runs the Android operating system
- Front and back dual stereo cameras with 4V video recording
- 5.7-inch, 2,560 x 1,440 screen with “nanotechnology” to seamlessly switch between 2D, stereo 3D and 4-View “holographic” display modes
- A little bigger than iPhone X
- It supports modular attachments, including modular batteries and an upgraded “cinema” camera module
- Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835X processor
- Big 4,500mAh battery (compared to at 3500mAh)
- Dual SIM slots
- MicroSD card slot for expanded storage
- Headphone jack (yes!)
- USB-C Port
- Can serve as a touchscreen monitor for Red’s other cameras
- Officially launching in August 2018 (Verizon and AT&T will carry it too)
- Available in titanium ($1595) or aluminum ($1195)
A few other details: the power button will also double as a fingerprint reader. There are stereo speakers on the front, and dual-camera setup at the back. There’s a dedicated video record button. And, yes, there’s a headphone jack at the bottom (thank you RED for not omitting this).
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The phone looks generally rugged all around with grip-friendly materials that look to cater to those who are using it to record some footage. This phone’s high price has us hoping for a premium, long-lasting material, probably an aluminum body. In terms of its weight, RED’s CEO has stated that it will be two ounces (~57 grams) more than most phones of its stature.