RED’s Hydrogen One handset is one of all those units we’ll think when we really see. The company’s been promising up the $one,200 smartphone for a though now, only to be strike with delays and outright acknowledge, “We have no idea in any way what we are undertaking.”
Take into account this some compact vote of self-assurance, nonetheless. AT&T declared right now that it will be carrying the 5.seven-inch “holographic show unit.” That, of course, shouldn’t be taken as a tacit acceptance of the unit, so significantly as a confirmation of the simple fact that it does, in simple fact, exist.
Though in a press launch tied to the announcement, a industry SVP claims, “This innovative smartphone will give you with important developments in the way you develop and look at articles on the main network for amusement.” So, consider that as you will. Individually, I’m holding off any type of judgement until eventually I can hold the detail in my hands.
The carrier mentions “later this summer” in the press launch, which lines up with RED’s most modern point out of an August start date. As for rate, your guess is as good as ours. We reached out to AT&T to see regardless of whether the firm will be subsidizing the product or service on deal, or merely offering up the $one,200 mobile phone as is via its retail channel. The carrier won’t remark on that, nevertheless, however its Subsequent subsidy strategy could make sense, cushioning the price by stretching it out about a lengthier period.
The Hydrogen One is, by all accounts, about as considerably as you can get from a mainstream piece of mobile components. At the moment, it feels more like a pleasurable customer electronics believed experiment, but at minimum it’s one which is real — and coming to the next premier mobile carrier in the U.S. at some position this summer.