RED’s upcoming Hydrogen One smartphone still doesn’t have a concrete release date, but we’re presumably getting even closer to launch, given that the phone has cleared the FCC’s approval process this week, via PhoneScoop. In addition to confirming that the Hydrogen One is in fact a real device that RED will legally be allowed to sell in the United States, the FCC filing confirms a few smaller details about the phone: it’ll have a 4,510mAh battery, dual SIM slots, and support for all US LTE bands (except T-Mobile’s Band 71). The Hydrogen One was originally announced over a year ago when RED offered preorders for both a $1,195 aluminum version and a $1,595 titanium variant (although that preorder period has long closed), and RED has yet to announce what the final retail price will be. The phone itself was originally slated to release in early 2018, but a series of delays have pushed it to its current release window of sometime in August, with both AT&T and Verizon pledging to offer the device when it launches. RED is pinning two unique features on the Hydrogen One to help it stand out from a field of other pricey smartphones: first, there’s an attachment system that will let the Hydrogen One serve as the center for a larger, modular camera setup. So far, there’s only one such module announced, though — an 8K, 3D camera attachment developed with camera company Lucid. The other notable feature on the Hydrogen One is the 5.7-inch… [Read full story]
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