RED claims Hydrogen One is designed for "doers, makers and content creators". But when it does, the camera-centric smartphone equipped with a holographic display will be available from a couple major wireless carriers.
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Separately, Red announced that AT&T and Verizon will be the exclusive carriers of the Hydrogen One at launch in the United States, with Claro and Telcel carrying the phone in Latin America. If the pre-order price is any indication, though, prepare for a sizable dent in your bank account.
The built-in 4-View holographic display is like 3D without having to use 3D glasses and is paired with multi-dimensional surround sound, industrial design elements and expansion capabilities that will allow users to swap in series of modules with various optional handset features. The phone can also display standard 2D images. Phones purchased directly from RED are unlocked and dual Sim capable. The biggest takeaway from Brownlee's video of the Hydrogen One prototype, though, may be how big the phone is.
We don't have an exact release date for the RED Hydrogen One, but Verizon says it will be available "later this year".
Building off of the modular roots of the Moto Z, the Hydrogen One features a pogo pin system that will allow for add-ons that enhance the functionality of the phone over time.
It's highly unusual for the top two wireless service providers in the USA to carry the rookie smartphone effort of a company like RED, whose expertise lies elsewhere.