Hydrogen One is a modular and features holographic display. Camera company RED has taken the Hydrogen One as there entrance in smartphone market. RED has declared that this phone could fulfill all our facilities and functions in a single smartphones. This will start a new era in smartphones markets. The promises given by Hydrogen One is the concept all the consumers are dreaming about.
So yeah, RED is basically promising the moon here. The company’s press release does get pretty candid at times, though: it very clearly states that you should not expect on-time order fulfillment after the first batch goes out, and that there’s no guarantee these prices will actually stick. Candor is great, but clarity would’ve been nice. The only other things we really know about the phone is that it has a USB-C port, takes microSD cards and has a headphone jack.
Given RED’s lofty ambitions and lack of experience in building phones, it’s hard not to be skeptical — so very skeptical — about all of this. The thing to remember is that the company basically came out of nowhere years back and became a serious player in cinema along the way. We’re not expecting an Apple-level success here, but the RED pedigree gives us hope that the Hydrogen One could be more than just a render and a laundry list of buzzwords.