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RED's 'holographic,' 'SOLID' Hydrogen phone will ship this summer

January 28, 2018 | Telepresence Options


Story and images by TechCrunch

Boutique Android phone makers didn't have a good 2017, but RED aims to reverse that trend with its high-end Hydrogen handset, which founder Jim Jannard talks up in a recent post on the company's forums. The chunky, unique device will ship in the summer, but those who have pre-ordered will be able to test out its "4-view" display in April.

Jannard crows about the quality of the display, the quality of the audio, the quality of the build, the versatility of the module system and the "cool as hell" scalloped sides. He admits it's big: 2 ounces more than other 5.7″ devices, as well as broader and thicker. "Think SOLID," he concludes. At least that leaves room for a big battery (4500mAh) and dual SIM slots.

More importantly for some, the phone enjoys "unprecedented" carrier support. I'm not sure what that could really mean; it would be hard for it to outdo the iPhone, which is offered by pretty much every carrier. That's a pretty strong precedent.

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