High-end camera maker RED recently announced that it’s also making a smartphone. Called Hydrogen One, the company claimed that this $1,200 smartphone will feature a new “holographic display.” RED didn’t reveal much information about the handset back then but it handed a couple of prototypes of the device to YouTuber Marques Brownlee so some new details about the handset have now been revealed.
The different prototypes that Brownlee got to play around with included a non-working unit that shows what the final unit will look like, a prototype that showcases the holographic display, and a prototype that was a full, separate camera module packed with its own lens and sensor.
Brownlee says that the Hydrogen One is almost the same size as an iPhone 7 Plus which is a good sign since RED will be packing it full with high-tech internals. It’s going to be a flagship handset after all.
It has also been revealed that the handset’s power button will function as the fingerprint sensor as well. The Hydrogen One features a dedicated video record button, stereo speakers on the front, a dual camera on the back, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
It seems that Brownlee wasn’t allowed to show off the holographic display to the public because he blurred the phone out when he was using that prototype. His assessment of the display is that it creates a “crazy, deep, sort of 3D look.”
You can find out more about the RED Hydrogen One by checking out his video that’s embedded above. The handset will cost $1,200 when it arrives later this year.