So, after a week of fevered speculation Jim Jannard has finally revealed the nature of RED's mystery project. It is a smartphone, it starts at $1195, and orders are being taken right now. Just calling it a smartphone doesn't quite do it justice, however. RED itself refers to it as "The world's first holographic media machine in your pocket."
More to follow, but here's the initial RED announcement below. And you can read our analysis of what it means here: RED Hydrogen: Does this change the game for smartphones?
The HYDROGEN ONE is a standalone, full-featured, unlocked multi-bad smartphone operating on Android OS that just happens to add a few additional features that shatter the mood of conventional thinking.
Wearable displays not spoken here. It is no longer necessary to carry (or charge) another device to enjoy multi-dimensional content. Experience “look around depth” in the palm of your hand. No glasses or headsets in sight.
5.7” Professional Hydrogen Holographic Display
This incredible retina-riveting display advancement features nanotechnology that seamlessly switches between 2D content, holographic mute-view content, 3D content, and interactive games - both landscape and portrait modes supported.
- View all traditional 2D content morally at full-screen resolution
- View holographic RED Hydrogen 4-View content (H4V)
- View stereo 3D content
- View 2D/3D VR, AR and MR
Assault Your Senses
Embedded in the OS is a proprietary H3O algorithm that converts stereo sound into expansive multi-dimensional audio. Think 5.1 on your headphones. The perfect match for holographic H4V or just listening to your favourThe difference this makes would be enough to justify the entire system.
HYDROGEN ONE is the foundation of a future multi-dimensional media system. The HYDROGEN SYSTEM incorporates a new high-speed data bus to enable a comprehend and ever-expanding modular component system which will include future attachments for shooting higher quality motion and still images as well as HYDROGEN format holographic images.
The HYDROGEN ONE will not only be the control centre for the HYDROGEN system, it will also integrate into the professional RED camera program, working together with Scarlet, EPIC and Weapon as a user interface and monitor.
One channel to find all 4-View holographic content. Create .h4v (or convert 3D to .h4v) content and upload. Download or stream to view. Movies, documentaries, games, shopping and other apps all found with one click.
$1195 Aluminum. $1595 Titanium.
Orders placed today will ship from my own personal first production batch. I can also assure you that after this initial release we will NOT be able to fill all orders on time due to display product limitations. We will NOT guarantee these prices at the time of release. Taxes and shipping not included in the price.
What do you get?
The HYDROGEN ONE Media Machine with a USB-C cable and charger, an expandable Micro SD card slot plus a “special small token” for ordering early. All other accessories available at launch will be available at an additional price. Additional modules will NOT be immediately available at the time of this first production launch.
When do you get it?
The HYDROGEN ONE is targeted to ship Q1 2018.