Remember we tried to guess whether RED is working on their first smartphone? Well, we guessed correctly. After the vague announcement from last week, RED has now officially released Hydrogen One, their very first smartphone.
Hydrogen One is an Android smartphone, a full holographic device that features 2D and 3D virtual and augmented reality. What’s more, it works work with RED Scarlet, EPIC, and Weapon cameras as a high-quality monitor and remote control.
Additionally, Hydrogen One features H3O audio algorithm. It serves to provide you with 5.1 sound that’s coming through your headphones, giving you the sense of moving through space. So with the 3D VR, I believe trippy experiences are guaranteed.
This is the beginning of a modular platform of RED smartphones. In future, they’ll integrate with attachments for high-quality video, stills, and holograms. Interestingly, these features aren’t integrated now, but they will come as future modules. And I’m not sure how you would use holograms at this point, but you can play you’re in a Star Wars movie and that’s awesome enough – but, if you can afford it.
Hydrogen One is already available for preorders on RED website, and the shipping starts in the first quarter of 2018. It costs $1195 for the aluminum body and $1595 for the titanium body. The website states this price is available for a limited time only, so this can mean it will get even more expensive. But nevertheless, I’m interested to see where they will go from here.