RED Hydrogen One benchmark confirms Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM

RED Hydrogen One benchmark confirms Snapdragon 835 and 6GB of RAM
Ahead of the RED Hydrogen One’s expected release in August, the highly-anticipated smartphone has been spotted on Geekbench, detailing a few specifications in the process.

Confirming previous comments, the unique device looks set to ship with last year’s Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 on the inside, which has managed to score 1946 on the single core test and 5820 points on the multi-core equivalent. Furthermore, the processor is coupled with 6GB of RAM, while the package itself is, unsurprisingly, backed up by Android 8.1 Oreo.

For those unaware, RED’s device will be available in two variants that are differentiated by their construction. The first, built out of aluminum, was previously up for pre-order on RED’s website for $1295, while a more premium option that features a titanium build was available for a whopping $1595. For the price, consumers who purchase either model are set to receive a smartphone with a 5.7-inch holographic display that is capable of reproducing both 2D and 3D content, as well as RED’s custom 4-View holographic format. Speaking of which, thanks to a recent update to the product, users will be able to shoot 4-View holographic content in real-time or use the feature within video calls. As an added extra, owners of the device will be able to view both 2D and 3D VR and AR experiences. 

In regards to availability, the Hydrogen One will be available both unlocked and via both AT&T and Verizon over in the US – the latter is already accepting pre-registrations – although, other than the fact that shipments will begin in August, no specific release date has been given.

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Hydrogen One
  • Display 5.7 inches
    2560 x 1440 pixels
  • Camera 12.3 MP (Dual camera)
    8 MP front
  • Hardware Qualcomm Snapdragon 835, 6GB RAM
  • Storage 128GB, microSDXC
  • Battery 4500 mAh
  • OS Android 8.1 Oreo



25. wabajak13

Posts: 57; Member since: Jan 02, 2018

I got a hands on with one of these and it was.....interesting. The phone was quite large and the 3D effect made the screen feel quite low res. It definitely worked though.

33. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

I agree with the first impression, but let's keep in mind Jim said that the demo content we saw was using quad 720p files...the screen supports and the generally ideal format will be quad 4k files.

20. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015

Welp, that's off the list.

17. medtxa

Posts: 1655; Member since: Jun 02, 2014

If it is not made by chinese just expect rip off or scams buying such product.

4. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 194; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

How hard was it to fit the 845???

11. Heisenberg

Posts: 379; Member since: Feb 11, 2015

The Chinese bought the remaining batch

16. Xxtoxicskittlexx

Posts: 194; Member since: Jun 11, 2018

Haha!! Seriously!

30. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

It's not about fit, it's about all the tuning to make things work specifically with the 835, and all the testing and certifications that would have to be done agani with the 845. RED told their customers they could upgrade to the 845, but it would set the device back months. In either case, they have stressed the phone works exactly as intended with the 835. If modern day mid range devices are any indication, you can get a perfectly smooth device without having the absolute best processor of today nowadays. They will skip the 845 and go straight to the next one for the next one they do.


Posts: 961; Member since: Feb 23, 2014

Didn't Supersaf oder one and get totally screwed by them?

5. notfair

Posts: 785; Member since: Jan 30, 2017

supersaf? who the hell watches that guy and why?

6. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Just checked his channel numbers, and he is 7k subscribers away from hitting the 1 million mark, and his videos have been watched over 180 million times. Oh, and camera comparison style is the most popular on YT. But yeah, who the hell watches that guy.

21. KingSam

Posts: 1551; Member since: Mar 13, 2016

He does good camera comparisons!

31. TechSceptic

Posts: 1156; Member since: Feb 05, 2018

Anyone who cares about smartphones? He is fantastic for camera comparisons. He is my go-to for camera comparisons, just like Phonebuff is my go-to for speedtest and drop tests. They each have their specific thing that they do extremely well.

7. izim1

Posts: 1622; Member since: Feb 04, 2013

What the heck is supersaf?

18. fyahking

Posts: 1146; Member since: Jan 28, 2015

AN asian dude from England

19. lJesseCusterl

Posts: 96; Member since: Apr 27, 2015


8. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

Not screwed, but I remember he was mad by the lack of information given by their costumer service regarding his phone.

22. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

If that is true, which I think is, it's not a very good report coming from a company as prestigious as RED.

32. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

If it's true, then I don't really know what that says about the guy. RED has been more forthcoming about their project throughout this development process than most companies I've seen. Their CEO has literally been giving information directly to the customers -- the customers know more than the media knows at this point. Their customer service is probably still not fully built out and might not be able to divulge official information, but they have been open to their customers via other channels...

40. maherk

Posts: 7101; Member since: Feb 10, 2012

I'm sorry, but from your comments, you seem like a PR person. Not just these 2 comments, but the rest of them replying to everyone who criticized Red. And please, it's no excuse that a company that sells 100k cameras have a poor costumer service.

41. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

That's fair. I'm not a PR person, I'm a customer waiting on my phone that I preordered last July. I'm speaking because I'm trying to correct what I feel is incorrect information, based on what I know because I've been following the development. They don't have poor customer service for their existing products, but they have been occupied and slow to respond to anything Hydrogen related. The reason why I've been saying what I've been saying is RED is legitimately doing what they can to be transparent. They even hosted an event for pre-order customers to view prototypes! In all seriousness, who does that? Here's something their founder posted two days ago. Like I said, they've been sharing information, just have to look for the right channels: "A few issues have come up in certification… not unexpected by the industry but a surprise to me. I’m going for a week to the factory to supervise the project personally. I’ll have a full report on July 6th or 7th. We are doing this project different that all the other companies… wearing our development process on our sleeves. I’ll also report at that time some of the advancements we have made over the past couple of weeks. Plenty of good news. Jim"

43. tyger11

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

It's not even been released yet. That's a ridiculous complaint for anyone to have.

29. Penny

Posts: 1880; Member since: Feb 04, 2011

If he's the YouTuber who tried cancelling his order, no, he did not get screwed by them at all. His cancellation ended up going through. RED was slow to respond to his request because I don't think they've yet reached a phase of ramping up customer service personnel for it, something they will likely do closer to release.

2. xchatter

Posts: 44; Member since: Mar 25, 2013

Too late for this hardware. :/

14. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

As long as the camera top the DxOrank till the end of 2018, other specs come second after that.. And their main market are peoples who already own RED camera setup, so they probably buy this phone and just use it as camera module :-/ Either way they'll be fine even if they only manage to sell a few thousands units.

42. tyger11

Posts: 299; Member since: Oct 29, 2012

Only if you're a phone gamer. This was never intended to be a mainstream phone. It's the beginning of a new ecosystem for RED users to create and view content. The add-on system will show what this will become. It also happens to be a cellphone.

1. Nathan_ingx

Posts: 4769; Member since: Mar 07, 2012

Red is slowly burning out.

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