RED Digital Cinema Camera Company is partnering up with Android to deliver one of the most interesting devices ever made; a phone that claims to be the first to have a fully holographic display.
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RED is one of the most important digital camera companies around, so it’s no surprise that they’ve decided to push the boundaries of holographic technology by partnering up with Leia Inc., a company that specializes in creating holographic displays for mobile devices. RED is responsible for creating professional grade cameras that are beloved by independent filmmakers and Hollywood studios alike, used in blockbusters such as The Martian and Guardians of the Galaxy, and in movies with lower budgets such as Straight Outta Compton and The Disaster Artist.
Although there’s no information available on the specs and price of the device, AT&T and Verizon announced their plans to release it by this summer. Mashable reports that this will be the first handset to feature holographic display technology, being able to switch between 2D and 3D without the need of glasses. It’s also expected to have high quality audio, the ability to connect with RED cinema cameras, and a very powerful camera of it’s own.
RED’s phone, called the Hydrogen, will be very different from current smartphones who are designed to look sleek and appealing. The Hydrogen is industrial looking and big, allowing for add on accessories that open up a wide range of possibilities for the future of smartphone technology.
Official prices are not yet available, but expect the phone to be more expensive than any iPhone or high end Android on the market. RED took pre-orders from customers earlier this year that ranged from $1,295 to $1,595.