The extra time will also allow RED to launch the phone on multiple carriers at once.
RED threw us all a curveball last July with the announcement that it’d be shifting away from multi-thousand dollar cinema cameras for a second to make an Android phone. Unfortunately, it looks like we’ll have to wait a bit longer before we can actually get our hands on the thing.
The RED Hydrogen One was initially supposed to be released during Q1 of this year, but RED later pushed its sights back to this summer. Now, the company is saying it won’t be until August before the phone is launched.
Delayed releases are never cheery things to talk about, but RED’s reasoning for its decision here sounds more than fair.
The Hydrogen One will now be able to natively record 4V content.
One of the highlights for the Hydrogen One is its 4-View holographic display that’ll allow you to move your head to look around objects in certain photos and videos. RED was originally going to sell an attachment that’d allow you to capture 4V content on the Hydrogen One, but thanks to the delay, will be adding a second camera to the front and back so you can record it natively.
Additionally, RED notes that the August release date will enable it to launch the Hydrogen One on multiple wireless carriers simultaneously.
RED’s founder Jim Jannard recently said in the RED forums that the company has "no idea" what it’s doing and that the Hydrogen One will have "more firmware/software updates than any other phone ever made" seeing as how it admittedly "won’t be complete" upon launch.
Whether it’s amazing or a steaming pile of garbage, the Hydrogen One will undoubtedly be one of the most interesting phones we see all year. Are you still excited for it to come out?
May 2, 2018 at 04:54AM