If you’re not familiar with the RED Hydrogen One, you should probably get in the know. It’s set to be the premium phone of premium phones, offering what is described as a holographic display that will present 3D images without the need for glasses along with a 5.7-inch screen, aluminum or titanium case, and crazy style on top of it all. Of course, it won’t come cheap with pre-orders directly from RED starting at $1,295 for the aluminum chassis or $1,585 for the titanium chassis.
No other specs are available at this time, but according to The Verge and Tech Crunch, it will be offered by both AT&T and Verizon sometime this summer. As of now, preorders have been stalled until at least August 2018 as RED works to negotiate with carriers, so don’t expect to walk into your local AT&T or Verizon outlet and walk out with one – it’ll likely be a pre-order that will be fulfilled sometime in early-to-late fall and certainly before the end of 2018. There’s also no word on whether it will be offered up by either carrier as a cash-only purchase or if it’ll be available on an installment plan.
As for now, the final release date is still a mystery, but things are certainly looking up for the phone that will surely give other premium devices like the Galaxy S9 and iPhone X some serious competition. The question now is whether or not RED will deliver and just how well that funky new screen actually works. We’ve seen the promise of “3D” screens in the past, and they have failed miserably; just think about the Amazon Fire Phone. It will be interesting to see if this phone can deliver what has been promised.