The RED Hydrogen One recently passed through the certification process of the Federal Communications Commission, more than a year after the tech firm initially announced the smartphone. The submitted test documents show that the device will support connectivity features like 802.11ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth Low Energy. Furthermore, the test reports indicate that the handset can connect to 2G GSM and 3G WCDMA networks, and it also supports most of the LTE bands used by the four national carriers in the United States. However, it seems that the device will not support LTE band 71, which T-Mobile is currently deploying across the US. The manufacturer also submitted the images of the device, which show that the handset will contain a 4,510mAh battery.
The tech firm also submitted the user manual of the RED Hydrogen One to the FCC. The screenshots of the device's software show that the handset will utilize on-screen buttons for navigating through the smartphone's user interface. The device's camera app will include a dedicated button that permits users to quickly switch between 2D and 3D modes when taking images or recording video. People will have to use the RED Player app to properly view the 3D images and videos captured by the device, the user manual states. While users may also view the 3D images using the pre-installed Photos app, the tech firm warns that the viewing effect of the picture may be significantly affected.
The recent certification of the FCC could mean that the RED Hydrogen One will start shipping in the US soon. Two US carriers, Verizon and AT&T, have already opened pre-registration for the smartphone, and consumers may also directly purchase the handset from the manufacturer. Even though the carriers did not provide a specific date for the availability of the device, Verizon stated that the product should start shipping this summer. The RED Hydrogen One sports a Snapdragon 835 chipset, and it features a 5.7-inch display that can show "better than 3D" images using the 4-view (4V) mode. The base model of the device, which is made of aluminum, costs $1,295, while a more expensive titanium variant of the smartphone will ship with a price tag of $1,595.