Red Hydrogen One is a Phone With a "Holographic" Display
Red — a company known for its high-end professional video cameras — today announced its entry into the phone space with the Hydrogen One, a high-end Android phone with a 5.7-inch "holographic" display that promises glasses-free 3D. While the display supports traditional stereo 3D, it also supports a new 3D-like "holographic" technology created by Red called Hydrogen 4-View (H4V). The phone body sports Red's distinctive industrial design and comes in either aluminum or titanium. The Hydrogen One will support snap-on modules for shooting both high-resolution video and H4V content. It will also integrate with other Red products, serving as a touchscreen controller and monitor for Red cameras. The phone also has USB-C and a microSD memory card slot. It will ship in early 2018 and can be pre-ordered now in a limted-time offer for $1,195, or $1,595 for the titanium version.
Hands On with the Moto Z2 Force
Motorola today announced the Moto Z2 Force, the company's newest flagship phone. The phone sports a durable ShatterShield display, thin metal design, dual cameras, and of course supports the company's Moto Mods system of snap-on accessory modules.
Andy Rubin's Essential PH-1 Boasts Titanium Frame, Magnetic Mods
Essential Products, the startup being run by Andy Rubin, who helped create the Android operating system, announced its first smartphone today, the PH-1. The PH-1 is a high-end handset crafted from a titanium shell that Rubin claims is more robust than aluminum and more resistant to damage when dropped.
Honor Bringing Red 7X to the U.S.
Huawei today debuted a new red variant of the Honor 7X smartphone. Huawei is only making 20,000 units with the red color, and calls it a limited edition.
HTC Says Red Version of U11 Coming to the US
HTC today said U.S. customers can pre-order the red variant of the U11 smartphone beginning June 20.