Camera-maker Red had teased its upcoming Hydrogen One smartphone device earlier this year and now the company has confirmed some details about its ‘holographic’ display as they’re partnering with Leia Inc to manufacture the disruptive Lightfiled Holographic Smartphone.
Last month the company revealed some additional information about the device via Marques Brownlee, a well-known tech YouTuber.
RED plans to leverage Leia’s proprietary Lightfield display technology and software platform to disrupt the smartphone market by bringing the first device with a 4D display. The 4D display of the device can be turned off and it can be used in the regular 2D mode too.
The company also announced that the device will be launched in the first half of 2018.
“This is an incredible opportunity for both companies and a perfect marriage,” says Jim Jannard, Founder, and Chairman of RED. “Leia brings a very special piece of technology that blends seamlessly with our vision of a ground-breaking and disruptive consumer product.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Jim and the RED team on the Hydrogen program,” says David Fattal, Leia Founder, and CEO. “They have a bold vision and share our urge to disrupt the mobile industry with true innovation.”
RED Hydrogen One is being posed by the company as a device which is going to change the way people consume media.
The Hydrogen program will feature interactive gaming, social messaging, mixed reality and immersive holographuc content and 3D sound for movies.
Red showed Brownlee three prototypes of the upcoming Hydrogen One device with a 5.7-inch holographic display. One represents the design of what might be the final device, one shows the holographic design and the third one comes with a camera mod attached to the back.
The device which is expected to start shipping by Q2 of 2018 will come with a $1,195 price tag.