RED confirms plans for Hydrogen Two despite the first being a flop


When the RED Hydrogen One was announced, it seemed like a very interesting smartphone on paper. It featured a very unique display and a camera system that showed a lot of promise, thanks to RED’s reputation for creating cameras that are widely used in the moviemaking industry.

Unfortunately, the phone was delayed and when it did launch, it did not live up to the hype or expectations and actually fell way below that. It seems that the company has no plans on giving up on its smartphone ambitions just yet. In fact, the company’s founder Jim Jannard has confirmed that they are actually working on a successor, the Hydrogen Two, in which the phone will benefit from the mistakes the company has made.

In a post on RED’s forum, Jannard detailed what went wrong during the production of the company’s first phone, which he is hoping to avoid with their second handset. According to Jannard:

“We chose an ODM in China to prepare the HYDROGEN One for manufacture at Foxconn. While Foxconn has been fantastic, our ODM, which was responsible for the mechanical packaging of our design including new technologies along with all software integration with the Qualcomm processor, has significantly under-performed. Getting our ODM in China to finish the committed features and fix known issues on the HYDROGEN One has proven to be beyond challenging. Impossible actually. This has been irritating me to death and flooding our reactor.”

There is no word on when the RED Hydrogen Two will be launched, but would any of you be willing to give the company a second chance?

Source: TechCrunch

Tyler Lee
A graphic novelist wannabe. Amateur chef. Mechanical keyboard enthusiast. Writer of tech with over a decade of experience. Juggles between using a Mac and Windows PC, switches between iOS and Android, believes in the best of both worlds.

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