Looks like the Verizon-bound RED Hydrogen One will have some bloatware

Looks like the Verizon-bound RED Hydrogen One will have some bloatware
After quite a few delays, the RED Hydrogen One should finally be available to purchase through AT&T and Verizon on November 2. And ahead of this, the Verizon-bound variant has leaked out in a new image that once again showcases the design and also reveals some carrier bloatware.

As has already been confirmed, the Hydrogen One will ship with a traditional 16:9 display up front along with some rather big stereo speakers and a dual-camera setup up front. Similarly, the rear is home to a second dual-camera setup which is expected to produce some pretty impressive photos considering this is RED’s area of expertise. Elsewhere on the back, the smartphone includes a special pin connector on the rear that will allow owners to connect mods to the device.

Taking a look at the software side of things, while the RED device in question doesn’t sport any exterior Verizon branding, a Verizon folder of apps can be seen on the home screen. This, while not completely clear, appears to include the My Verizon, Verizon Mobile Access Management, and the Verizon Cloud apps. Aside from this, no other pre-installed apps are visible on the home screen but it’s worth noting that they could still be present.

In regards to what can be expected internally from the RED Hydrogen one, the smartphone will, unfortunately, be powered by the aging Snapdragon 835 – Qualcomm has since released the Snapdragon 845 and will announce the 855 in December. This processor will be coupled with 6GB of RAM and up to 128GB of internal storage. Also, it looks set to ship with the now-outdated Android 8.1 Oreo straight out of the box. Completing the package will be a hefty 4,510mAh battery.

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Hydrogen One
  • Display 5.7" 1440 x 2560 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, Octa-core, 2450 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh



1. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

It will also be available unlocked from RED when it goes to retail via Verizon and AT&T. The Snapdragon 835 doesn't hinder the experience at all. The fact that you can shoot and preview 4V in real time, 4V video chat, and record 4K video both front and back tells you that it accomplishes what it set out to accomplish. That's all that matters. Battery life is awesome. 2 full days for me with about 5-8 hours of screen on time (usually about 20-30% left when I charge). Can't wait for you guys to start shooting and viewing in 4V. It changes the experience!

2. emjoigently

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Suddenly it's not so expensive.

3. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

double post internet hiccup

4. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Verizon bloatware is why AT&T got the iPhone first.

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