RED Unveils New Smartphone with Holographic Display

Above: The new device launches early next year
Above: The new device launches early next year

With the recent introduction of the Google Pixel, the new Samsung Galaxy, and of course, the much hyped iPhone 8, the smartphone market only continues to get larger. Despite the saturated tech landscape, acclaimed camera manufacturer, RED, is looking to up the ante and dive headfirst into the cellular arena.

The American brand has already made serious waves in the world of film and now, it hopes to do the same with the Hydrogen One. The powerful smartphone will release sometime next year and according to new reports, it’ll come equipped with some incredible new toys. Along with multi-dimensional audio, the Hydrogen One will boast 3D technology that smartphone users have never seen before.

Armed with a 5.7-inch holographic display, the Hydrogen One will also use nanotechnology to project a holographic multi-view image. The plan is that the phone will seamlessly switch between traditional 2D and futuristic 3D displays. While ultra cool, this feature will indeed cost consumers a pretty penny.

As of now, the Hydrogen One has a hefty price tag of roughly $1,200 USD. If that doesn’t happen to make you budge, you can upgrade your RED device to the titanium version, which will cost you an extra $300.

RED executive,  Jim Jannard, spoke to press this week and stated that one cannot simply appreciate the new tech without experiencin it in-person. “There is no good way to describe it until you see it. Our display is technology you haven’t seen before. It is not lenticular, which is inferior tech in every way, has been tried many times before and failed for good reason.”

While you may not be able to witness the Hydrogen One until it hits stores in 2018, you can still check out this video below, via Circuit Breaker‘s Facebook page.

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan D'Aoust

Aidan is a writer from Toronto. His favourite things in the world are music, movies, and mini dachshunds. Give him a follow on Twitter at @aidandaoust, where he’ll also accept your mixtape submissions.

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