This rugged looking smartphone looks a lot like a gaming phone but the company designed it for camera purposes even though it can handle any game. With “holographic” screen, swappable camera modules and huge memory the RED Hydrogen One has all it takes to compete with most flagships out there. The display of this phone actually supports 4V (four-view) content — or content that looks holographic. In 2D mode, the display has a resolution of 5.7-inch screen, 2560 x 1440, but in 4V mode, the pixels show in multiple layers. It comes with “nanotechnology” to seamlessly switch between 2D, stereo 3D and 4-View “holographic” display modes. The design is not all that trendy. There’s nothing like bezel-less here because it has big bezels at the top and bottom. At the back is a big camera lens and a big RED logo below.
Now this is where it gets interesting. The device is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor instead of Snapdragon 845. This is because the phone was announced in 2017 and the Snapdragon 845 was not really available by then. In addition to the Snapdragon 835 processor we have a 128GB of storage and 6GB of RAM, which isn’t bad at all, considering the fact that it can be expanded with the MicroSD card.
The battery of the beast is a massive 4,500mAh which is very good. The rear-facing camera comes in at 12 megapixels, while the front-facing camera sits in at 8 megapixels. Red has previously said that the camera will be able to shoot 4V content. It will be using both the rear-facing and the front-facing camera — so you’ll be able to capture holographic selfies. Not only that, but when you shoot content in 4V, the phone will also save a standard 2D file too.
The phone comes at $1,295 while the titanium model (TI) will sell for $1,600. Other features include dual SIM slots, and charges over USB-C. The phone was released August 2018