RED is an eminent name among video cameras that have defined the transformation from films to the digital world. But that has been company’s craft in another universe, now RED has come up with a new business and that begins with its first Android phone appropriately called RED Hydrogen. This phone has a high potential to become the next most awaited event of the tech world, for now, YouTuber MKBHD got his hands on some prototypes that show how the phone will be built and how its modules and other features will work.
The phone looks very similar to original photos released by RED a few days ago in the launch document. Its design gives a very different appeal compared to most phones in market as it gives a mechanical impression instead of glassy, metallic or carbon type. The phone has a dual camera on its rear body that is separated in an upper and a lower panel. The camera does not seem to hide its being. It has a red circle of design that has focus marks making it a one-sight catchy gadget to go with. Lower panel has a logo of company and Moto-like pins for modular accessaries.
Sides of this large phone will have notches to make it easy to grip for professional video makers. In fact this will be a unique first device to push itself as a replacement to a high end professional video camera, much like phones replaced walkman in an early era and kindle did books. There is a dedicated Record button on the phone and in the back, there is a dedicated surface to allow connectivity to mods just like recently launch Moto Z2 Force.
Along with those videography faculties, Hydrogen has a stereo set up for speakers, a 5.7 inch holographic display that brags to show content in three dimensions, and USB type C for charging. As RED has announced more revelation during next 30-45 days, there is going be high hype in phone industry with the commencement of these phones.
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We have covered some ridiculous phones in recent months, there was world’s smallest phone called Jelly and a few days ago, we took a look at some of the most expensive phones in the market. But I think Red’s Hydrogen One is probably the craziest phone to come out this year.
In case you didn’t know, Red is one of the most popular camera makers. The company specializes in making high quality (and also high priced) video cameras that can shoot in up to 8K. On 6th July, the company announced its first phone called Hydrogen One. The phone will be, as the company says, “the world’s first holographic media machine.”
In its blog post, the company discussed phone’s display, camera, and sound support and claimed that the phone will support mods, just like LG G6 and Google’s now-dead Project Ara.
The phone will have a “Retina-riveting display which will supposedly be able to spring between 3D and 2D modes automatically. The company also said that it will make a place where it will offer “4-view holographic content”.
Interestingly, the company only shared the phone’s photo from the back side, but it is clear that phone will come with a USB-C port, a MicroSD card, and a 3.5mm Audio Jack. The phone will run Android with some added features. It will work with Red’s professional camera program and it will have a similar UI and monitor capability as the Red Epic Dragon Cameras.
Apart from the info above, the company said that the phone will cost $1195 for the Aluminium version (almost Rs 77,000) which is far more than even the most expensive flagship phones. There will be a titanium version too, which will cost a mind-boggling $1565 (almost 103K INR) Release date is not clear yet, but US readers can expect it to be around the first quarter of 2018.
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