The Red Hydrogen One will debut on Verizon and AT&T

Ivan Schwartz
May 18, 2018

If the "world's first holographic media machine" sounded a little too good or too ambitious to actually hit stores anytime soon, you should be happy to hear that recent delay is most likely not an ominous sign of vaporware material. And now we know that the RED Hydrogen One smartphone from RED will be made available by the two largest USA carriers, AT&T and Verizon. However, it's unclear what carriers will charge customers to buy this phone, which is touted to have 4V - or "four-view" - tech.

AT&T said it will offer previews of the Hydrogen One handsets June 2 to June 3 at its AT&T Shape event in Los Angeles before the phones are released to the public. You can register for the event over on AT&T's website. And you won't need glasses or an augmented reality headset to view images popping out of the Hydrogen One's display, which also feature a more conventional 3D mode. Besides the high-end specs inside, the Hydrogen One will be capable of capturing 4-View video that enables users to look around and behind objects that have shot with the camera. You'll be able to interact with those images using a set of gestures.

Neither Verizon or AT&T have announced exact dates for the release of the handsets. Now, we have a few more details about availability. However, the question still remains of whether or not consumers are ready to throw down $1200 for a phone made by a company they may or may not have heard of before.

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Preorders for the phone were first available last July directly from RED for a hefty price: $1,200, but they have since closed.

The phone was originally slated to ship during the first three months of 2018, so it is already late to market. RED started taking pre-rders earlier this year, with two models priced at $1,295 and $1,595.

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