The company RED, which produces professional movie cameras worth tens of thousands of dollars, announced the creation of its own smartphone Hydrogen One. Its main feature will be a hydrogen holographic screen, allowing you to watch 3D video without the help of special glasses. According to the developer, the 5.7-inch screen of the device will use some kind of nanotechnology, which will allow switching between traditional 2D content, holographic multi-view content, 3D content and interactive games.
It’s probably a combination of 3D interface technology, like in the Amazon Fire Phone (thanks to it you could control the slope of the smartphone sideways and look at buildings from different angles), and a “no-hitch” 3D screen, as in Nintendo 3DS. In addition, the RED gadget will use a certain algorithm to convert stereo sound to “multidimensional audio.”
Most likely, the phone will be equipped with a powerful processor that will be able to “digest” all this video stuffing. Professionals will be interested in the fact that it can be used to control RED Scarlet, Epic and Weapon cameras.
As The Verge notes, Hydrogen One will support the connection of external modules, like the Moto Z line and Essential Phone, but with an emphasis on expanding the photographic capabilities of the smartphone. However, RED does not yet disclose the specifications of the device. Based on the product images, Hydrogen One will be equipped with a USB Type-C port, a microSD card slot and a 3.5 mm headphone jack.
Judging by the descriptions, it seems that Hydrogen One is nothing more than a product of the PR campaign of RED. No wonder leading American publications, like Engadget and Business Insider, write about it in a somewhat jocular manner. “Haytec” tried to find out what kind of format this “. H4v”, but there are almost no mentions of it. Moreover, in some sources it is referred to as the more well-known H.264 (MPEG? 4 AVC) format, created for video compression in 2003. However, let’s hope that this is not the next fake.
Meanwhile, engineers from the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have developed a flat lensless camera that uses mathematical analysis to focus. It will lighten the weight of smartphones and allow you to make an even more slim body. The release of the novelty is scheduled for early next year.
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