Okay, so we wouldn’t normally report on a smartphone here on DPG, but we just have to make an exception today. Just because that smartphone is made by RED—who are usually in the business of making pro cinema cameras like the Epic-W and Weapon.
If you’ve been following the RED Hydrogen One, announced last month, you’ll know it’s got a “holographic” screen that can display 3D content, boasts “multi-dimensional” audio, and, comes in aluminum ($1195) and titanium ($1595) versions—and, well, not a whole lot else.
But now we finally know a bit more.
Marques Brownlee got an exclusive first look at the Hydrogen One prototypes and has shared his findings on YouTube. He checked out not one, but three prototypes: a “fit-and-finish” prototype that looks exactly like the finished product (but with no working innards); a prototype with the holographic display (which he couldn’t demonstrate on camera); and a prototype with a chunky attachment that adds a “sensor and lens mount” to the phone.
If you’re wondering just how good that imaging attachment is supposed to be, the company says that the phone’s image quality “should only be surpassed by RED’s bigger cameras.” Tantalizingly stuff indeed!
Check out the video below.
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