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Titanium Red Hydrogen One finally shipping after months long delays

The RED Hydrogen One titanium variant is now shipping five months after the aluminum model. (Source: RED)
The RED Hydrogen One titanium variant is now shipping five months after the aluminum model. (Source: RED)
RED has finally released its long in gestation Hydrogen One smartphone finished in titanium. As you might expect for a device made out of this more exotic material, and from a company not known for selling cheap products, it costs a bomb.

If you’ve been desperately waiting for camera maker RED to launch its Hydrogen One in titanium, you’re in luck. First announced in 2017, the more exotic variant of the Hydrogen One can be yours for the eye-watering price of US$1,600. From a system perspective, however, this device harks back to its 2017 conceptual origins shipping with a Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 paired with 6 GB of RAM.

Unfortunately, the news doesn’t really get better from there. Although renowned for its camera technology, the RED Hydrogen One totes far from the best camera on the market. It was supposed to be supplemented by expensive optical add-ons, but they seem to have permanently disappeared from the RED site. Its headline feature is a “4-View” display that is purported to deliver a glasses-free 3D effect; however, reviewers never really warmed to this feature either.

If there is any good news, it is actually for the customers who pre-ordered the titanium variant at launch. With no launch date in sight because of manufacturing difficulties, the company gave those customers the aluminum model for their money with the promise of later supplying them the titanium model when it shipped. Those customers get to score the titanium model at no extra cost.

The RED Hydrogen One features a custom '4-View' display. (Source: RED)
The RED Hydrogen One features a custom '4-View' display. (Source: RED)
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Sanjiv Sathiah, 2019-04- 9 (Update: 2019-04- 9)
Sanjiv Sathiah
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I have been tech-obsessed from the time my father introduced me to my first computer, an Apple ][. Since then, I have been particularly interested in all things Apple, but also enjoy exploring and experimenting with any computing platform that I can get my hands on – I am the definitive early adopter! I have always been interested in how we can use technology to shape and improve our lives, most recently using it to record, mix and master my debut record, Acuity – Nature | Nurture.