He also writes that "our display is technology you haven't seen before".
RED is primarily known for making incredibly high-powered cameras that are commonplace in the film industry.
A new smartphone capable of displaying "holographic multi-view content" along with 2D and 3D content has been unveiled by RED. That display is said to use "nanotechnology that seamlessly switches between traditional 2D content, holographic multi-view content, 3D content, and interactive games". The display will be the limiting factor, RED claims, already cautioning that it's unlikely to be able to meet predicted demand and that subsequent pricing may rise. This way, the company promises to ditch a pair of glasses or headset to view holographic and 3D content. The question is though, does Red have what it takes to make a good smartphone?
High-quality audio is another feature to drool over, with a special algorithm that can reportedly convert stereo sound into 5.1 surround sound. This type of audio capability was added so that it could match the H4V content, but should also be great for simply listening to music. In fact, the company has sort-of unveiled their first offering: Hydrogen One. This is also definitely for camera pros.
Hydrogen One devices are modular meaning that the smartphone can be expanded via modular components and a high-speed data bus with new features. This is similar to what the Moto Z devices from Motorola do. Currently, this batch of RED Hydrogen One phones will ship in Q1 of 2018, but RED does have a history of delays so don't expect it to be flawless. The company says that this feature is compatible with its Scarlet, EPIC and Weapon cameras. Other more important specs like screen resolution, RAM, internal storage and processor specs have been left out... for now. The phone runs Google's Android operating system, according to the company's website.
Red said that it could struggle to fill orders of the phone "due to display production limitations" and the prices displayed may not be the actual cost when the phone is released officially.