RED’s Hydrogen One smartphone wasn’t a success. It was delayed and when it finally arrived it was under-specced and way over-priced. Worse yet, it didn’t even perform as well as the specs sheet suggested as its camera quality was sharply criticized by early adopters.

Now RED founder Jim Jannard has issued a statement in which he clarifies that the issues came from the Chinese ODM (the company that designed the phone to RED’s requirements).

The ODM was responsible for the mechanical packaging as well as the software integration with the Snapdragon 835 chip. According to Jannard, getting…

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