Published: Fri, May 18, 2018
Sci-tech | By April Francis

RED Hydrogen One is coming to AT&T and Verizon 'later this summer'

RED Hydrogen One is coming to AT&T and Verizon 'later this summer'

The reason for the RED Hydrogen One phone's delays has been that the company is awaiting certification for major US carriers. That widespread availability is a nice feather in the cap for the Hydrogen, a $1,200 Android phone that's said to boast a revolutionary 3D display.

Simultaneously Verizon announced that it would also be carrying the RED Hydrogen One. The 5.7-inch phone's major feature is a holographic display that can project 3D images.

To take advantage of the capabilities of the Hydrogen One handsets, Red is also set to launch what it calls its Hydrogen Network, which will feature 4-View video content channel displaying films, music and games created by developers, musicians and directors, alongside independent creators, according to Verizon. Studios in Los Angeles, June 2-3.

"This is the single most exciting thing I have ever worked on", said Red founder Jim Jannard in a prepared statement. RED announced early this month that it had to delay the Hydrogen One to August in order to improve the phone's camera. Verizon also doesn't give a release date for the phone.

Whether consumers (who will be able to afford the phone) will be dazzled by technology touted by the hype-meisters as "retina-riveting" is no guarantee of course.

We'll likely have more information on the Hydrogen One leading up to its release. The smartphone will come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a 4500mAh battery. For the titanium model it would cost $1,595, and for the aluminum model, it would cost $1,295.

Today, both AT&T and Verizon have confirmed that the Hydrogen One will be launching on their networks this summer. Neither carrier listed a specific launch date, with AT&T saying only that the phone would be available "later this summer".

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