RED partners with Leia to create the Hydrogen One's holographic display

Holographic Leia lives in Red's new phone (not the princess)

RED Shares More Details On Hydrogen One's 'Holographic' Screen

"Leia leverages recent breakthroughs in Nano-Photonic design and manufacturing to provide a complete lightfield "holographic" display solution for mobile devices, through proprietary hardware and software", the company said.

On Thursday, CEO Jim Jannard revealed that the company is working with a company called Leia Inc to develop the screens.

Personally, the Hydrogen One's holographic display was the one thing I was hoping would be revealed, as it can be hard to get excited about tech when we're not exactly sure what it'll look like or how it'll work.

So the general idea behind their technology is that the screen on the Hydrogen One will be able to project 3D objects that you're able to view from different angles based on your physical position. Leia - yes, like in Star Wars - describes itself as "the leading provider of light field holographic display solutions for mobile". "The Silicon Valley firm commercializes LCD-based mobile screens able to synthesize lightfield holographic content while preserving the normal operation of the display".

Holographic Leia lives in Red's new phone (not the princess)

It just so happens that Leia's YouTube channel contains a video showcasing a promotional video of its holographic display, which could be similar to what we'll see on RED's Hydrogen One smartphone. At the time of their revelation, RED only had a non-functioning prototype to tease. Though he noted his first reaction was that he was "pretty impressed".

Ultimately, we'll have a chance to try out the holographic technology sometime in the first half of 2018, when RED is expected to launch its handset. And even though the closest thing we had to a look at the device at that point was a render of its back, the company started taking pre-orders immediately after its announcement. "Leia brings a very special piece of technology that blends seamlessly with our vision of a ground-breaking and disruptive consumer product". In July this year, RED had issued a press release announcing its plans for the Hydrogen One smartphone. The device is also modular, allowing users to add components to shoot higher quality videos and images.

The RED Hydrogen One in aluminum costs $1,195, while the titanium version costs $1,595.

RED and a small screen technology company named Leia have announced a partnership that will see Leia's technology come to RED's Hydrogen One. The company says the phone will ship in early 2018, and it's now available for preorder on RED's website.

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