When RED announced its first Android phone back in 2017, smartphone enthusiasts became pretty excited about the upcoming smartphone due to the new camera system. If you were expecting to get your hands on getting a newer smartphone from the company, you’d be disappointed to know that the company’s founder Jim Jannard has announced his retirement and as a result, the project has been cancelled.
If you have followed the news related to the project from the start, then you already know that although the smartphone was announced back in 2017, it was release last year following lengthy development process. Despite the hype surrounding it, the smartphone included a Snapdragon 835 from previous generation and shipped with a hefty $1,200 price tag. Moreover, the smartphone didn’t’ receive particularly great reviews. Despite that, a lot of people commended the innovative technology of the smartphone.
Although few months earlier Jannard revealed that the company is working on Hydrogen Two, the project isn’t happening as he announced his retirement due to health issues. While he confirmed that the first model will continue to receive support in future, it’s unclear how long the device will be receiving support.