10.07.17

Camera manufacturer RED to produce holographic phone

RED Hydrogen One holographic phone

High-end camera manufacturer RED has announced it is to launch a smartphone with a holographic display. Called Hydrogen One, and due in Q1 2018, the manufacturers promise the unit will provide multi-dimensional content without headset or glasses.

Hydrogen One features a 5.7-in display can switch between traditional 2D content, holographic multi-view content, and 3D content, in both landscape and portrait format.

The display can view all traditional 2D content normally at full screen resolution, it can view holographic RED Hydrogen 4-View content, stereo 3D content and also view 2D/3D VR, AR and MR.

To cover the audio the Hydrogen One has embedded in the OS a proprietary H3O algorithm that converts stereo sound into multi-dimensional audio (the manufacturers compare it to 5.1).

RED views the Hydrogen One as the beginning of a multi-dimensional media system capable of expanding in the future to include future attachments for shooting higher quality motion and still images as well as Hydrogen format holographic images. 

Only one image of the phone has been released, but drawing from the patent filing at the US Patents Office have begun to emerge online (see below)..

Hydrogen One patent image