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With the slew of smartphones that came out and are still to come out this year, there are companies like RED that try to break the barrier of conventional design. Their latest creation, The Hydrogen One, is in some ways still your typical smartphone, except for a few things… major things.

Well, remember those sci-fi movies which had phones that display the actual face of the caller on top of the screen? well it seems that the technology is real now, as this phone is touted to have a 5.7-inch true holographic display, thanks to nanotechnology that allows it to intelligently change to traditional 2D content, holographic content, 3D content, and interactive games.

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It will also uses a new algorithm to transform stereo sound into multi-dimensional audio for a more immersive experience. The phone will also be compatible with mods, like the Moto Z, except that there’s more focus on imaging. Last, but not the least, it will work with RED’s extensive lineup of digital cameras.

The founder of RED, Jim Jannard says that there’s no actual way to explain it, except to see it, and that this technology is something that we haven’t seen before.

The Hydrogen One is expected to ship sometime in 2018, and is currently available for pre-order on RED’s website. Prices start at $1,195 for the aluminium variant, and $1,595 for the Titanium variant.

Sources: Circuit Breaker, The Verge

Emman has been writing technical and feature articles since 2010. Prior to this, he became one of the instructors at Asia Pacific College in 2008, and eventually landed a job as Business Analyst and Technical Writer at Integrated Open Source Solutions for almost 3 years.