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RED's Hydrogen One will be available at AT&T and Verizon this summer

RED Hydrogen One is coming to AT&T and Verizon 'later this summer'

We still don't know exactly when RED Hydrogen One pre-orders will start being fulfilled, let alone when sales are supposed to begin for new buyers, but both Verizon and AT&T are throwing their weight behind the mobile "4-View holographic" project. In its press release for the announcement, Verizon also plays up the phone's ability to have a holographic display.

In case you're unfamiliar, the RED Hydrogen One is an, ambitious, Android smartphone which was announced a year ago.

Created by RED, a company that makes high-end digital cinema cameras used by the likes of James Cameron and Michael Bay, the Hydrogen phone has been the subject of a lot of hype over the past year, despite having relatively few details about the device. 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.

And while we don't know final pricing yet, we do know the phone won't come cheap.

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"This is the single most exciting thing I have ever worked on", said Red founder Jim Jannard in a prepared statement.

AT&T and Verizon announced their plans to sell the handsets manufactured by Red in separate announcements on May 17.

However, Verizon is willing to take the risk and bring Hydrogen One's innovative technology to customers. Verizon also doesn't give a release date for the phone. Studios in Los Angeles, June 2-3.

If that seems like a lot to ask for a smartphone, even in this age of the $999 iPhone X, Red believes the Hydrogen One's feature set justifies the price tag. RED is no longer taking pre-orders, which had been priced at $1295 for an aluminum version and $1595 for a titanium model.

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