One of the most troubled launches in recent years, the Red Hydrogen One phone, is getting a chance at a do-over.
While the Hydrogen One was a promising device, fans of the company were disappointed by the fact that its cameras, capable of capturing 3D photos, were not made by Red, ostensibly a camera company.
Now, Red’s founder and CEO Jim Jannard announced that the company is working on a new version of the Hydrogen One, which will have a “pro camera”.
“The RED team, led by Jarred Land, as of now will now be fully in charge of the professional image capture program for HYDROGEN and the HYDROGEN team is fully engaged on the new in-device image capture system. Both are major advancements to what was previously posted.
We are excited to share details as soon as we file the patents and lock down the changes and are all pretty excited about what is coming,” said the CEO.
To assuage fears about RED dropping support for the existing Hydrogen One, Jannard added that the phone “is alive and well… with more updates continually making it more powerful and better with each update.”
RED is not ready to show off the next iteration of the Hydrogen One but says it will reveal more after it files the patents for it.