After it was reported that the RED HYDROGEN Two would considerably be improved where the HYDROGEN One failed in a variety of aspects, the latest announcement reveals that the project has been canceled. For the time being, the HYDROGEN One will be the only smartphone the company has ever released.
RED’s first phone was always going to be an outlier. You have to admire the ambition. It would have been so much easier to badge a generic but decent design as a RED product. The result would be a competent, if undistinguished, phone, but one that would have been little more than a marketing exercise.
HYDROGEN One was dramatically different but also dramatically late. With a competent but far from cutting-edge processor and a 3D camera and display system that wowed some but left others unmoved, the potential was still there to be the basis of an exciting but never clearly-defined cinema camera system.
There’s good news for HYDROGEN One owners. We’ll come to that in a minute. But first, the news about the HYDROGEN Two.