Verizon and AT&T announced Thursday that they will each offer what is billed as “the world’s first holographic smartphone” later this year.
Digital camera maker RED this week detailed its Hydrogen One smartphone, an Android device that seamlessly switches between 2D and 3D content, along with “holographic multi-view content” and interactive games, without the use of glasses or headsets.
“When the RED Hydrogen One launches, you’ll be able to look around, below and into your screen’s image with a 4-view holographic display, which is even better than 3D,” AT&T SVP of Device and Network Services Marketing Kevin Petersen said in a statement.
RED officials also touted the device’s “expansive multi-dimensional audio,” as well as its integration with RED cameras, a dedicated channel for holographic content and an “ever-expanding modular component system.”
Verizon officials called it “a revolutionary phone” aimed at “content creators, entertainment and technology fans and anyone with a passion for what’s next.” RED lists an “aluminum” model of the Hydrogen One for $1,295 and a “titanium” version for $1,595.
“You have to hold it in your hands and experience it yourself to understand why this is such a mobile game-changer,” said Verizon device and consumer product marketing VP Brian Higgins.
AT&T said it would demonstrate the device at its upcoming AT&T SHAPE event in Los Angeles.