AT&T to sell the Red Hydrogen One phone beginning this summer


Jim Jannard has announced on REDUSER that the RED Hydrogen ONE phone will be released on AT&T and Verizon in the U.S. and Telcel in Mexico with a launch date around August. It has a 5.7-inch screen that's created to offer a 4-View (4V) "holographic mode" which displays a "better than 3D image" without glasses, according to Red founder Jim Jannard. Besides the high-end specs inside, the Hydrogen One will be capable of capturing 4-View video that enables users to look around and behind objects that have shot with the camera. We also know the phone will be compatible with modules similar to how the Moto Z or Essential Phone operate. "No one ever tried to integrate a 4-view display in anything before", said RED founder Jim Jannard, as reported by BGR. However, it's unclear what carriers will charge customers to buy this phone, which is touted to have 4V - or "four-view" - tech.

That news is an important vote of confidence in Red's technology, suggesting that the company believes it has the potential to become a viable channel for content.

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AT&T will offer consumers the first public look at the phone at the AT&T Shape event on June 2-3 at Warner Bros. The smartphone will come equipped with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 processor and a 4500mAh battery. RED is no longer taking pre-orders, which had been priced at $1295 for an aluminum version and $1595 for a titanium model. The summer launch seems to be for real as the two carriers announced the availability of the revolutionary smartphone.

Both Verizon and AT&T mention in blog posts that the Hydrogen One will go on sale in stores starting later this summer, which lines up with the August launch we've been hearing about for the past few months.