RED Hydrogen One FCC listing showcases final design, reveals 4,510mAh battery

RED Hydrogen One FCC listing showcases final design, reveals 4,510mAh battery
Just in time for the scheduled release this month, the RED Hydrogen One has just received its FCC certification in the US, confirming some spec details and also showcasing some images of the final design.

In terms of the hardware, the certification listing confirms that a hefty 4,510mAh battery will be included in order to keep the holographic display on. Additionally, the smartphone will ship with dual-SIM capabilities and appears to be compatible with all LTE bands in the US except for T-Mobile’s Band 71. This means that those who don’t purchase the smartphone through a carrier will be able to use the network of their choice. Aside from this, while unconfirmed by the FCC listing, previous benchmarks have revealed a Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM. Also, Android 8.1 Oreo is expected to ship straight out of the box.

Switching over to the external side of things, the FCC listing contains multiple images that showcase the smartphone from every angle. These confirm the presence of a USB Type-C port and front-facing stereo speakers. Additionally, avoiding any of the recent trends, the smartphone will ship with a much more traditional 16:9 display. Also, a total of four sensors are present on the smartphone in the form of two dual-camera setups. Lastly, the photos confirm the device’s unique design and the presence of a pin connector on the rear that will allow multiple different modules to be mounted on the smartphone.

At this point in time, no exact launch date has been provided, although the fact that FCC has granted RED the necessary certifications does confirm that the date is nearing. Finally, for those who may be interested in the smartphone, it will be available to purchase via both AT&T and Verizon upon release.

source: FCC via: PhoneScoop

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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. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

I just wish it has a clean UI and SD 845, along with atleast 128GB UFS 2.1 for that rumored price. And also......a camera that's actually good. A proper IP cert. won't hurt either!


Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

You don't think RED will make a good camera?

6. milos

Posts: 68; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I don't think they will make this camera outperform samsung and iPhone flagships. Red is notorious for large high resolution sensors that do not satisfy many in professional world either.

8. emjoigently

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Well the camera is the reason to buy this. This ought to be the ROG Phone for camera nuts. If it's not, well, then there's no point. No one is itching for a 3D screen.


Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Ehhh, seems to work pretty well for people like MKBHD. Production, using RED equipment for his videos, is better than most tech reviewers on YT. He seems to be doing well for himself with those review videos lol.

25. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I don't think RED is notorious for underperforming sensors at all. Lol. They are notorious for ridiculously expensive and ridiculously good sensors, with the best color science.

15. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

DSLR and smartphone photography are quite different things. So no, I don't think RED will perfect the camera in the first attempt.

16. Nine1Sickness

Posts: 896; Member since: Jan 30, 2011

They could make an attachment.

17. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

What's the point of a phone camera if you need an attachment to make it produce great results?


Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

It's actually been well reported that they will be having professional grade camera attachments for the phone... Like right from the initial announcement of the phone last year. It's a modular device, based on the needs of each individual consumer. Some mods will be geared more towards the professional consumer, other mods will be aimed at the regular consumer.

21. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

You didn't understand my point. What I meant was that a $1000+ smartphone should be able to take great photos all by itself, without the need for an attachment. Where did I say it shouldn't have attachments or shouldn't be modular. I said those attachments should only be required to enhance the experience. But the phone shouldn't need them to take great pics. Maybe I should've elaborated well in my previous comment. Sorry!


Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 06, 2017

Where did I say perfect? I said good camera, if you take the time to re-read my comment. If you disagree with my initial comment, then you think RED will make a BAD camera in their phone.

22. AmashAziz

Posts: 2934; Member since: Jun 30, 2014

Yeah, okay, I shouldn't have used the word 'perfect' in my post no.15. As it's subjective. I meant to say I don't think RED will make an iPhone X/Pixel 2 grade camera in it's first attempt. Just because you have great DSLRs doesn't necessarily mean your phone cams would also be great. I could be wrong on this but who knows, that's just my thoughts! Look at Sony. Great example for my above statements. And no, I also don't think RED phone will have bad camera.

26. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

The onboard cameras will be as good as other premium smartphones. The smartphone camera sensors are coming from Sony, and are not from RED. However, it should still be excellent for a few reasons: RED's image processing expertise, RED's top notch color science (they have literally the best mind in the business on their team for this), and oh yeah, the fact that it will shoot 3D from both the front and back. BUT, in terms of pure sensor image quality, they have made it clear that these are just going to be smartphone sensors. Their "Cinema" module is going to be the real 2D image/video innovation -- image quality to compete with dSLRs.

3. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

I ain’t seen a phone this ugly since Vertu went out of business!

4. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

it's obviously going to be a niche product but i still think they should've added upto date technology. I remember when the OnePlus One originally was supposed to come with an S800 but then the S801 came out and they decided to add that (obviously it's less) of a drastic change than 835 - 845 but still)

9. emjoigently

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

It's niche and small numbers of units, even compared to OnePlus phones. That means a smaller development crew, and so a bit behind on the hardware. That's fine if they still make something great out of it

27. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

It would have been nice, but I'm sure they had their reasons. Probably did a lot of development on top of the 835 as far as firmware and software to make all of their pieces work together. The whole modular system working was probably their biggest concern.

5. Landon

Posts: 1245; Member since: May 07, 2015

Is there a fingerprint scanner?

23. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Yes, built into the power button on the side.

7. AronWunarso

Posts: 244; Member since: Feb 21, 2016

It looks like buffed Razer Phone...

11. Joosty

Posts: 482; Member since: Mar 14, 2013

Made by Razer? Looks like it will drop in price with the SD835... A powerhouse none the less !

12. rsiders

Posts: 1976; Member since: Nov 17, 2011

Can we just appreciate something fresh though ? So tired of every phone racing to be bezel-less and headphone jack-less. I just hope the camera setup strikes gold on the first entry. Otherwise, what's the point?

13. emjoigently

Posts: 154; Member since: Aug 22, 2017

Has anything about the sensor in the camera been leaked?

24. Penny

Posts: 1860; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

Dual 8MP sensors up front, dual 12MP sensors in back. Believe the sensors are from Sony, so in line with other smartphones.

14. tyger11

Posts: 294; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

I can put up with SD835, but no Band 71 is a bit painful.

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