RED Founder Blames Chinese ODM for Hydrogen One, Announces Hydrogen Two

RED Founder Blames Chinese ODM for Hydrogen One, Announces Hydrogen Two


We’ve learned this morning that Jim Jannard, the founder of RED, is blaming an unnamed Chinese ODM for the problems associated with the original Hydrogen One. At launch, the device had a sub-par camera experience and the 4V display experience was wonky to say the least. According to Jannard, the ODM “significantly under-performed” and made it “impossible” to fix issues with the phone.

Here’s a portion of what he posted to the H4V User forum.

We chose an ODM in China to prepare the HYDROGEN One for manufacture at Foxconn. While Foxconn has been fantastic, our ODM, which was responsible for the mechanical packaging of our design including new technologies along with all software integration with the Qualcomm processor, has significantly under-performed. Getting our ODM in China to finish the committed features and fix known issues on the HYDROGEN One has proven to be beyond challenging. Impossible actually. This

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