It was nearly a year ago that we got our first tease of the RED Hydrogen One smartphone. The Verge is now reporting that the Android-based phone will be coming to AT&T and Verizon this August (It was previously planned for a Q1 release).
As a refresher, the Hydrogen One will also integrate into RED’s professional cameras (Scarlet, EPIC and Weapon) as a user interface and monitor. RED is apparently working on a new channel to find all 4-view holographic content. There, you’ll be able to create .h4v (or convert 3D to .h4v) content and upload it.
Additionally, RED is showing off the phone to a few journalists (see hands-on video above) but it’s not anyone to capture video of the screen since the 3D effect video doesn’t translate well when captured on camera. We’ll see what happens when the phone hits the street in August but the “it’s pretty neat” vibe doesn’t instill confidence that this phone and “holographic display” are game changers.
[See also MKBHD’s first look from last August.]