RED, popular for its high-end cameras announced its entry into phone market with the RED HYDROGEN ONE Android smartphone with world’s first holgraphic display last year. Last week, at an event in NYC, the company confirmed the complete specifications and also detailed the content strategy. The phone has 5.7-inch QHD 4-View Lightfield Display that the company says will create an experience that goes beyond 3D—with no glasses required. Powered by Nanotechnology, the display delivers
realistic depth, light and textures bringing content to life in fundamentally new ways.
It has Holographic 4-View (H4V) recording front and back offering 3D experience, creating a depth map and adding two additional views (4V) real time. It has a durable carbon fiber, and intuitive, functional RED
designed sides and controls. 3D photos taken with the phone are saved as JPEG files with the 3D data in metadata, so they automatically display as 2D photos on any 2D devices they’re shared with.
It has proprietary A3D Multi-dimensional surround sound. The company says that it is a modular, cinema-capable media machine that lets you add a power pack for increased battery life, expand the phone’s memory or attach a camera module with interchangeable lens mounts. These modules will be available in 2019.
It comes with HoloPix, an Instagram-like app for sharing 3D photos. It will get FaceTime-like app for real-time 3D video chat soon. Hydrogen Network service offers paid and free commercial movies and video. It also comes with 3D content, including 55 titles from Warner Brothers, including The Hobbit. AT&T customers get Ready Player One and a Fantastic Beasts movie for free.
Hydrogen Network will be open for established content creators to share their 3D content. The Leia Loft service offers 3D-compatible games and apps. RED says that developers can make their games compatible with the holographic display easily.
RED HYDROGEN ONE specifications
- 5.7-inch (2560 x 1440 pixels) Quad HD LTPS-TFT display, Gorilla
Glass 3 protection
- Octa-Core Snapdragon 835 Mobile Platform with Adreno 540 GPU
- 6GB RAM with 128GB storage (aluminum) / 6GB RAM with 256GB storage (titanium)
- Android 8.1 (Oreo)
- 12MP Dual Stereo rear cameras with 4K video recording
- 8MP Dual Stereo front cameras
- Side-mounted fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 164.78 x 85.71 x 10mm; Weight – 263g Aluminum (Black & Shadow), 292g (Titanium)
- 4G VoLTE, WiFi 802.11 ac (2.4GHz and 5GHz) 2×2 MIMO, Bluetooth 5.0 LE, GPS
- 4500mAh battery
The RED HYDROGEN ONE went on pre-order last year at $1,195 (Rs. 87,550 approx.) for aluminium version and $1,595 (Rs. 1,16,770 approx.) for titanium version. The company is already shipping out the pre-orders and is getting ready for launch.