RED has been a well-known camera company for years. To continue with that legacy, they announced their new flagship smartphone called the Hydrogen One, last week. It’ll offer a modular design, and include 3D and 4D experiences on Android. The phone will cost $1,195 for an Aluminium unibody construction, or $1,595 for a Titanium construction.
What RED means with modularity is really up to you, but they have patented some mods that are actually quite similar to what other companies like Motorola are doing. There is a battery mod and speaker for example.
The only difference is that you can stack mods on the RED phone, this gives people the chance to create DSLR-like constructions, as shown below. The photo shows 2 grips and an electronic viewfinder, as well as some other popular camera features.
This is a big step for RED, especially when you contemplate the fact that many modular phones flopped (LG G5, Project Ara). They are however taking everything a step farther.
What do you think? Will the RED phone flop at its high price? Or will this be a revolutionary device and carve the smartphone industry for the coming years? Let us know in the comments and connect with us on social media.