We Finally Know What RED Cameras Is Using For The Holographic Display On Hydrogen One
RED Cameras has recently announced that they’ll be releasing a holographic phone called Hydrogen One that’s able to generate an augmented reality display without the use of a HMD. While not much has been known about the display itself, it has finally been uncovered that the upcoming Hydrogen phone will use Leia Inc.’s technology to power their devices.
The two companies have announced a strategic partnership to bring the world’s first lightfield “holographic” smartphone to the market start in the first half of 2018.
“This is an incredible opportunity for both companies and a perfect marriage,” says Jim Jannard, Founder and Chairman of RED. “Leia brings a very special piece of technology that blends seamlessly with our vision of a ground-breaking and disruptive consumer product.”
Leia Inc. states that they have made a recent breakthrough in Nano-Photonic design and manufacturing that will provide a complete lightfield “holographic” display solution for mobile devices using proprietary hardware and software.
“We are thrilled to partner with Jim and the RED team on the Hydrogen program,” says David Fattal, Leia Founder and CEO. “They have a bold vision and share our urge to disrupt the mobile industry with true innovation.
Jim has had a marked influence on our team,” adds Fattal. “He is an amazing inventor and designer with a unique flair to create global consumer brands. We could not have found a better partner to enter the consumer realm.”
Above is a video of their holographic solution from a couple of years ago. We’re guessing many things have been retuned and updated since this period. RED has also made a strategic investment in Leia, and Jannard will be joining the Leia board of directors. The investment is for an undisclosed amount.
The Hyrdogen One holographic display smartphone will start at a price point of $1,195 for the aluminum version and $1,595 for the Titanium version.