RED’s ‘holographic,’ ‘SOLID’ Hydrogen telephone will ship this summer time


Boutique Android telephone makers didn’t have an excellent 2017, however RED goals to reverse that pattern with its high-end Hydrogen handset, which founder Jim Jannard talks up in a current submit on the corporate’s boards. The chunky, distinctive system will ship in the summertime, however those that have pre-ordered will be capable of take a look at out its “4-view” show in April.

Jannard crows in regards to the high quality of the show, the standard of the audio, the standard of the construct, the flexibility of the module system and the “cool as hell” scalloped sides. He admits it’s huge: 2 ounces greater than different 5.7″ gadgets, in addition to broader and thicker. “Think SOLID,” he concludes. A minimum of that leaves room for a giant battery (4500mAh) and twin SIM slots.

Extra importantly for some, the telephone enjoys “unprecedented” provider help. I’m unsure what that might actually imply; it will be onerous for it to outdo the iPhone, which is obtainable by just about each provider. That’s a fairly robust precedent.

Let’s simply take that at face worth and assume it’ll be on most carriers — Jannard’s an excellent salesman, and the carriers doubtless desire a enjoyable up-sell system like this. As soon as clients maintain this huge, costly telephone of their fingers, the whole lot else will appear gentle and low cost.

The submit does little to allay the apprehensions of those that have seen Jannard often oversell RED’s choices in posts identical to this one.

The truth that nonetheless only a few folks have truly seen the vaunted “holographic” 4V show is trigger for fear. Jannard’s claims right here, that it’s higher than 3D, immersive, spectacular, and so forth., solely depend for a lot.

The time of 3D content material of no matter kind seems to have come and gone, thank god: the 3D element of TVs is now an afterthought if it’s current in any respect; 3D showings of flicks aren’t as hyped; Nintendo all however deserted 3D in its handheld that used it as a marquee characteristic; and so forth. The reality is nobody actually ever needed it, and whereas it was all over the place nobody might be satisfied it was price having as something aside from a novelty.

So when Jannard writes this:

It provides a very completely different feeling. All of the pixels are there… however as an alternative of “looking at” a pic, you’re immersed within the picture. It’s fairly spectacular.

We’re exhibiting prototypes now to content material producing companions in preparation for the HYDROGEN Community. This would be the one place to search out all 4V content material on-line. From main studios and different content material suppliers to creating your individual channel.

We will announce our social media companions fairly quickly. You’ll not be disenchanted who’s supporting HYDROGEN 4V. Large canine.

Many simply hear “marketing marketing marketing.”

LEIA makes the show, and this semi-3D sort of picture is what we will anticipate.

We already know roughly how the picture expertise works, and whereas it might be cool, it may additionally show tiring, troublesome to observe or share, or produce other points like poor constancy or restricted use instances. All of which had been true of Lytro, which was cool tech-wise

Will the Hydrogen be the equal of a Lytro hooked up to a too-big telephone with costly add-ons? In all probability it gained’t be that dangerous. It would even be actually good. On the very least, it has a headphone jack.


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Désiré LeSage


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