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High-end 4K and 8K camera maker Red has previewed a phone that it hopes will become standard issue for deep-pocketed photographers.
The Android handset is touted as having groundbreaking display technology that will switch between standard 2D, stereo 3D and holographic “Hydrogen 4-View” content, although the latest prototypes didn’t show off the latter.
Red says that the semi-rugged device and its 5.7in screen would also act as a control and monitor tool for existing Red cameras, and the company is ambitiously calling it “the future of small-form-factor cinema”.
The Hydrogen includes a high-speed data bus designed to put the handset at the centre of a modular system, with additional hardware – such as attachments for improving image quality – bolted on.
Red is taking preorders, but admits the price may increase after initial shipments, and that production issues could lead to delays for orders placed once the phone is on general sale. The company also says it has signed one global mobile carrier to stock the handsets.
RIGHT Red hopes this semi-rugged Android handset will be the future of small-formfactor cinema
ABOVE RIGHT Red earned fame for its pro 4K video cameras but is now targeting phones