At the beginning of last month, cinematic camera manufacturer RED announced that its very first smartphone, the RED Hydrogen One, was in production. In this 6-minute video, tech reviewer Marques Brownlee takes a look at a couple of prototypes of the new RED smartphone which the company sent him exclusively to check out.
There’s going to be a 5.5-inch “super high resolution” screen, but the holographic display is the real winner. It takes simple 2D footage and somehow produces a 3D effect, but you don’t need glasses for it.
“I was at a loss for words, soaking it all in,” says Brownlee. “It wasn’t perfect, but this is a prototype that will keep getting better in time for its launch next year.”
The phone is intended to be a pocket cinematic camera, and consequently, it is also modular like its bigger cousins. It’s possible to add a sensor and lens onto the phone, although this does make it rather bulky. This will “super charge” the camera’s capabilities, though:
Whatever the final result is, RED told Brownlee that the camera’s “quality should only be surpassed by RED’s big film cameras.”