Verizon and AT&T unveil (vague) plans to carry groundbreaking RED Hydrogen One

Verizon and AT&T unveil (vague) plans to carry groundbreaking RED Hydrogen One

It's still not precisely clear when the Red Hydrogen One will finally appear.

The first full holographic display smartphone is set to hit the market. AT&T has only said the smartphone will be offered "later this summer", while Verizon just says before the end of 2018.

In case you're unfamiliar, the RED Hydrogen One is an, ambitious, Android smartphone which was announced previous year.

We still don't know exactly when RED Hydrogen One pre-orders will start being fulfilled, let alone when sales are supposed to begin for new buyers, but both Verizon and AT&T are throwing their weight behind the mobile "4-View holographic" project.

Prices and additional specifications have also not been announced, though the phones were available for preorder earlier from Red for $1,295 in aluminum or $1,595 in titanium, according to the company's website. The phone can also display standard 2D images. In theory, that means you will be able to look around, below, and even into the screen's image. As of yet, cell phone carriers simply do not have any content capable of utilizing the technology. The biggest takeaway from Brownlee's video of the Hydrogen One prototype, though, may be how big the phone is.

The Hydrogen One's display grew from light-field display technology originally developed by Menlo Park, CA-based Leia, in which Red took an investment previous year.

Building off of the modular roots of the Moto Z, the Hydrogen One features a pogo pin system that will allow for add-ons that enhance the functionality of the phone over time.

Recently, Red stated that the phone was delayed and now coming in August. That date has been pushed back, with the company chalking up the most recent delay to efforts toward improving the camera.

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