Tired of swiping and typing on your smartphone’s screen? If so, you’ll get along splendidly with Red Hydrogen One, the world’s first holographic smartphone. Slated for launch in Q1 2018, the phone will be able to recognize hand gestures as well as capture 3D images.
Red Hydrogen One To Be Used With AR Glasses
The upcoming Red Hydrogen One is the brainchild of carriers Verizon and AT&T, as well as Red, a video equipment startup.
According to the smartphone’s presentation website, Red Hydrogen One is or at least expected to be the one who puts Android out of commission.
Unfortunately, the phone makers were a little vague about specifications and features. However, as far as we can tell, the upcoming smartphone relies mostly on pre-programmed hand gestures and proximity sensors.
There are a couple of hands-on videos that show some of the things you can do with the phone. In one clip, a guy shows how the phone plays with your depth perception.
It’s still a turn-off to see that most of the phone’s features have been intentionally blurred out, but, then again, they do enjoy a mystery.
Spec-wise, Red Hydrogen One should be outfitted with the latest in cameras and sensors. We should probably look forward to an 8GB RAM, as the phone needs a lot of juice for the applications.
As for the hologram part, according to Red, the smartphone will be capable of ‘projecting’ interactive images. We don’t know for sure if they’re referring to actual hovering holograms, like in Star Wars or if the phone’s screen will only give you the impression of 3D.
The Red Hydrogen Oneis expected to come out at the end of summer. As far as pricing goes, users will be able to preorder their gizmos from the official website.
There are two models available: aluminum for $1,295 or titanium for $1,595.