RED Digital Cinema, widely known for its cinema cameras, will release its own Android smartphone called the Hydrogen One in 2018, which features a "holographic display." Now, the company has finally explained the technology behind the phone's curious new display. RED revealed in a press release that it has partnered with a startup called Leia Inc. The startup's name seems to be a reference to Princess Leia, who appeared as a hologram in the first "Star Wars" film from 1977. Leia Inc. was founded on 2014 and claims to specialize in lightfield holographic display solutions for mobile devices.
Rony Abovitz has never been one for direct information. Over the past few years, the Magic Leap founder has confounded people with not-exactly-updates about his company's not-exactly-vaporware mixed-reality system--especially on Twitter, where he's been given to statements like "We are not chasing perfection - we are chasing'feels good, feels right'. So last week, when he dropped this teaser, many assumed it would lead to just another YouTube video of frustrating breadcrumbs.