RED’s Hydrogen One smartphone wasn’t a hit. It was delayed and when it lastly arrived it was under-specced and manner over-priced. Worse but, it did not even carry out in addition to the specs sheet instructed as its digicam high quality was sharply criticized by early adopters.

Now RED founder Jim Jannard has issued an announcement wherein he clarifies that the problems got here from the Chinese language ODM (the corporate that designed the cellphone to RED’s necessities).

The ODM was accountable for the mechanical packaging in addition to the software program integration with the Snapdragon 835 chip. In keeping with Jannard, getting the ODM to complete work on the Hydrogen One was “past difficult”.

The upside is that RED has now partnered with a brand new ODM, which is “clearly extra able to constructing and supporting the product we (and our clients) demand”.

RED has began improvement of the Hydrogen Two “from scratch”, which suggests that it’ll possible come subsequent yr, on the earliest.

As for the attachable module that was supposed to return later however by no means did – RED is planning to launch an improved Komodo module that may work with the Hydrogen One and Two and permit for “cinema-grade photographs on the highest degree at decrease pricing.”