Red Announces 'Holographic' VR Phone

Red Announces 'Holographic' VR Phone
The movie camera maker's Hydrogen One smartphone will display 3D content without the need for glasses.

(CCM) — Movie camera maker Red has made an explosive entry into the smartphone market with the announcement of its Hydrogen One "holographic" Android smartphone. In its press release announcing Hydrogen One, the company says that "It is no longer necessary to carry (or charge) another device to enjoy multi-dimensional content. Experience 'look around depth' in the palm of your hand. No glasses or headsets in sight."

Although precise details of the handset are vague and sparse, the company says that users will be able to view traditional content at full-screen resolution, as well as watching "holographic RED Hydrogen 4-View content," stereo 3D content, and "2D/3D VR, AR, and MR."

It also promises that the phone will use "a proprietary H3O algorithm that converts stereo sound into expansive multi-dimensional audio. Think 5.1 on your headphones."

The Hydrogen One will also become the foundation of a future multi-media system, the company says, and future modular components will include attachments for shooting higher quality photographs and movie footage, as well as "Hydrogen format holographic images."

The smartphone is available to order now from Red's website, priced at $1195 for the aluminum version and $1595 for the titanium version. The company expects to ship the product in the first quarter of next year.

Image: © Red.