While RED’s Hydrogen One wasn’t well-received at launch, many were excited for its modules. But RED’s now wiped all info about the modules from its website.
The modules were set for release later this year, but now that is up in the air. The website is void of any info about the promised modules. Reddit user u/ReipasTietokonePoju was the first to notice the removal. Questions began to rise. They resulted in a forum thread being created by Hydrogen One owners wanting an update about the modules.
The parts of the site that have been erased assured RED would be releasing modules that would attach to the pogo pins on the back of the phone. They’d provide extra battery life, more storage, and a lens mount that’d allow users to attach real lenses to the phone.
RED issued a response concerning the modules section on its site. In a new forum post, RED founder Jim Jannard said: “We are currently in the middle of radically changing the Hydrogen program.” It appears the radical change has at the very least halted any releases for the Hydrogen One in the foreseeable future.
Jannard additionally said: “A series of obstacles and then new discoveries have given us the opportunity to significantly improve the entire program, not only for Hydrogen but also for RED.”
What changes are coming to the Hydrogen One and RED?
According to the post, “ the RED team, lead by Jarred Land, as of now will be fully in charge of the professional image capture program for Hydrogen.” Jannard believes this shift should create “now opportunities to better satisfy the professional image capture customers as well as the casual consumer.” Well, at least the casual consumer that can afford a 1,000 dollar + smartphone.
Other than the internal team shifting at RED, other details are nil. Jannard does promise more information soon. He also promises Hydrogen owners will be “obsolescence obsolete” with the new camera system. A big promise for sure.
When are the Hydrogen One modules being released?
Currently, we don’t know the status regarding the planned Hydrogen One modules. They could be halted for the time being while RED makes its changes. They could have also been completely scrapped for future projects. We’ll just have to wait for more updates from RED.
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