AT&T will release the unique RED Hydrogen One on Friday, holographic gifts in tow:
The renowned professional camera maker had some run-ins with regulatory approval complications and the dearth of titanium-molding companies, so it postponed the launch. Andy Rubin of Android and Essential Phone fame knows all too well how hard it is to make a quality titanium body. The Essential team sought long and hard for someone who can cast a single-piece casing out of the tough metal, and found only one niche German (what else) company that was able to make the Essential Phone housings.
To top it all, the first 10,000 customers that buy the phone from AT&T and register an account with RED’s newly-minted Hydrogen Network. are getting two of the so-called “4-View” movies – “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them” and “Ready Player One” – for free to try out the unique holographic display.
With a 4500 mAh battery, Kevlar body and generous memory amounts, the Hydrogen One is an intriguing proposition if you can live with the somewhat aging chipset which, however, has probably been heavily tailored for image-processing prowess. RED is also prepping snap-on camera module extras that could make the phone a photography power house, but we will know more about its Hydrogen One plans come this Friday when it is released at Verizon and AT&T.