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Premium camera brand RED is releasing a smartphone with a “holographic” display

The Red Hydrogen One smartphone features a “retina-riveting” display, which supposedly springs between “3D” and 2D modes depending on the content.The new RED Hydrogen One is the company’s first smartphone, but it isn’t just any regular smartphone. The Hydrogen One’s defining feature is its “holographic display”, a feature never before seen in smartphones.With the Hydrogen phone, RED seems to touting display tech similar to the glasses-free 3D available on the Nintendo 3DS, but it’s hard to tell given the amount of marketing guff in the press release on Thursday.[The RED Channel will be] one channel to find all 4-View holographic content. Create.h4v (or convert 3D to.h4v) content and upload.RED also said that the Hydrogen One is “targeted to ship [in] Q1 2018″, but adds that “specs and delivery dates can change anytime and for any reason”. The only other things we really know about the phone is that it has a USB-C port, takes microSD cards and has a headphone jack. Modularity The HYDROGEN SYSTEM incorporates a new high-speed data bus to enable a comprehensive and ever-expanding modular component system, which will include future attachments for shooting higher quality motion and still images as well as HYDROGEN format holographic images. RED was the first company to make 4K cameras accessible, and now we have 4K in virtually every movie and TV show imaginable. W will NOT guarantee these prices at the time of release.Finally, the Hydrogen One will also incorporate a proprietary H3O algorithm that converts regular stereo sound into “expansive, multi-dimensional audio”. However, RED says the modular accessories won’t be available at launch and they didn’t announce what accessories we should expect other than the fact they’ll lean heavily towards image capturing.The firm says it “will NOT be able to fill all orders on time due to display production limitations”, so it is assuming plenty of people are willing to hand over a huge sum for a smartphone they know little about.However, if Hydrogen One is truly holographic, modular in a reasonable sense (i.e. not be prohibitively expensive) and offers an all-around premium user experience, it could be one of the most interesting releases of 2018.”Hmmmm, not sure what I just bought either but sure, let’s do this!” Not much more was mentioned about how this will actually work. What size is the sensor? Though your payment is fully refundable prior to shipping, spending $1,200-$1,500 on such a mysterious phone may not be the wisest option, if you ask me.You can pre-order the RED Hydrogen One right now if you’re feeling adventurous. Will it ship on time?