HoloGram Smartphone Revealed
A holographic, virtually extended and mixed reality-ready smartphone has been unveiled by Red, the company that is better known for ultra-high-quality film cameras.
Named Hydrogen One, the device comes either in aluminum ($ 1.195) or titanium ($ 1,595).
It is powered by Google’s Android operating system and was available for pre-order on Thursday.
Industry experts were confused by the unexpected announcement.
“I will be quite outspoken and say I am fighting to get my head around this,” said Ben Wood, an analyst with CCS Insight.
“It seems unbelievable niche, but catering to a very wealthy, dedicated audience who are clearly more than happy to take Red at his word and put a huge portion of the change to reserve a device they have few fixed details about. ”
Red has used its name by selling extremely high-quality cameras to create Hollywood blockbusters – such as Guardians of the Galaxy Volume 2, which was the first feature to be recorded with the company’s new compact 8K camera.
But as a mobile device manufacturer it is unmanaged, and little is known about the most important functions that it has promised.
“Hydrogen is one of the foundations for a future multi-dimensional media system,” reads the press release of the company to explain that the device will be modular, which means that certain parts can be interchanged by adding or subtracting pieces of hardware The device to make different things.
However, no additional modules will be available when the phone is first launched, the company said, and aside from vague patent applications, which is all that is known about the company’s plans.
Perhaps even more ambitious is the promise of a company from a holographic display that does not need any special glasses.
Red added, “This incredible Retina rivet display advancement provides nanotechnology that seamlessly switches between traditional 2D content, holographic multi-view content, 3D content, and interactive games.”
Analyst Ben Wood said the BBC’s device would be a hard time to capture any significant amount of the smartphone market.
“Camera and screen technology are anchoring features on high-end smartphones and it would be foolish, something that looks so disturbing.
“The problem is that history shows that it is rare that perceived breakthroughs like this actually end up changing a market forever.”
But as expected, the Red fans were thrilled by the news – even though they were a bit confused.
“There have been rumors about a smartphone that I have released completely and completely,” wrote David Shapton of Red News Blog RedShark.
He added: “There will be doubters, they will be hateful, but there is every reason to be a believer, too, at this early stage, that is exactly what I am.”