A Holographic Phone Is Coming

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A Holographic Phone Is Coming

A holographic smartphone has been announced and it’s nothing to do with Apple or Samsung!

The high-end camera making company Red, who make the cameras used to shoot Hollywood movie have announced that they are now making a holographic phone.

The phone is called the ‘Hydrogen’, which will be the world’s first holographic media machine according to the company and won’t require any glasses to see the holograms.

RED founder Jim Jannard said “there is no good way to describe it until you see it. Our display is technology you haven’t seen before. It is not lenticular, which is inferior tech in every way, has been tried many times before and failed for good reason. (see Amazon 3D Fire, LG Optimus, etc).”

The smartphone will have a 5.7 inch display, will run Android and will be released in two tiers – a Titanium version which will cost a whopping $1,595 and a $1,195 Aluminium version.  

Pre-orders are available now and the phone is expected to start shipping in early 2018.

The Hydrogen, according to Red has a "holographic display," which "seamlessly switches between traditional 2D content, 3D content, and interactive games."

The photo screen is able to display holographic RED Hydrogen 4-View content, stereo 3D content as well as 2D/3D virtual reality, augmented reality and mixed reality.

Red says that the device will also be able to convert stereo sound into “multi-dimensional audio” 5.1 surround sound.

The phone will also allow for modular attachments, such as a line-up of digital cinema cameras. However modular attachments won’t be available at launch.

At this time, Red hasn’t released any other details regarding storage, RAM or the camera and they have even said that the design of the phone may change. 

Luke Stanley