A couple of months ago, cinema camera maker RED made the announcement that they are working on a smartphone. The news became more exciting when they said the phone would have a holographic display. However, this technology involved a ransom of US$1,195.

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Hydrogen One’s Holographic Phone Screen

Well, after a long mute, now, we have an answer of what RED’s Hydrogen One display is all about. RED’s Holographic phone screen comes from an exclusive partnership with a startup called Leia Inc. The startup promises to provide a light-field holographic display solution for mobile.

The technology works through diffraction, producing a light-field illumination with a layer of nanostructures added to a conventional LCD which doesn’t compromise the display’s quality, battery consumption, or thickness for non-holographic use. RED has made an undisclosed investment in Leia as a part of the partnership.

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So, how it works? Here is the description of Leia;

Leia leverages recent breakthroughs in Nano-Photonic design and manufacturing to provide a complete lightfield “holographic” display solution for mobile devices, through proprietary hardware and software. The Silicon Valley firm commercializes LCD-based mobile screens able to synthesize lightfield holographic content while preserving the normal operation of the display.

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The Hydrogen program will feature stunning holographic content and 3D sound for movie viewing, interactive gaming, social messaging and mixed reality. Well, we will have to wait until the first quarter of 2018 to see the launch of Hydrogen One.

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