RED was originally founded on the premise to build the world’s best cameras. The company initiated the birth of digital cinema on a modern scale back in 2007 with the introduction of the first RED ONE camera.
Renowned as a producer of high-end cinema cameras, the RED Hydrogen One is the company’s first attempt at venturing into production of smart devices.
Something unique offered by the device is the display that is built for delivering a 3D experience without the need for 3D glasses.
Powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 835, the device runs Android and comes with a 4500mAh battery.
In recent months, smartphone manufacturers have begun to focus on building bezel-less designs. The RED Hydrogen One is somewhat unique, with its grey and red colour scheme. Although it is quite easy to hold, the phone is quite heavy.
The 5.7 inch screen has a 4V display, which means that images pop off the screen.
Because RED is mainly known for producing the best cinema cameras, the expectation with this device is a mind-blowing camera. The reality is that it could pioneer better smartphone photography. For instance, there might be the option to use professional lenses with the device – which could explain its unique design. It’s essentially a modular phone, which may mean that users can attach other lenses.
Videographers will love this phone too. Its spatial sound features mean that the audio recorded sounds close to reality. The level of immersion for what you’re watching is multiplied when sound is paired with the 3D display.
With these exciting display developments, some people have been wondering where content will come from. The main challenge faced by RED is that content has to support the 3D display, which is why the company is launching a content platform for downloading movies and TV shows.
The RED Hydrogen One is a breath of fresh air. Time will tell how successful the modular device is in the market.
Check out this prototype review on Youtube.