Hydrogen One Phone With Holographic Display Coming to Verizon, AT&T

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RED claims Hydrogen One is designed for "doers, makers and content creators".

Jim Jannard has announced on REDUSER that the RED Hydrogen ONE phone will be released on AT&T and Verizon in the United States and Telcel in Mexico with a launch date around August.

In case you're unfamiliar, the RED Hydrogen One is an, ambitious, Android smartphone which was announced past year. While it is capable of displaying standard 2D images, the Hydrogen will have a unique and revolutionary 4-View mode with the ability to "look around, below, and into" the screen image. It has a 5.7-inch screen that's created to offer a 4-View (4V) "holographic mode" which displays a "better than 3D image" without glasses, according to Red founder Jim Jannard. Given that the phone is launching on both a CDMA and GSM carrier bodes well for its compatibility overseas, but it's hard to say if Red will retain the ability to sell the phone unlocked through its own channels. AT&T has announced that it will be selling the phone to customers starting this summer.

Along with this, AT&T and Verizon have revealed that the phone will launch alongside a hydrogen network - an exclusive network of channels with 4-View content, including movies, music and games.

Verizon hasn't shared a release date or, more importantly, a price for the Red phone.

The pricing is not final yet, but RED did take pre-orders earlier this year with two models priced at $1,295 and $1,595. On the plus side, AT&T also offers consumers the chance to get a first look at the holographic smartphone through a demo at AT&T SHAPE at Warner Bros. Verizon says it will be available later this year, while AT&T says it expects them to be available later this summer.