The variable tinted glass will hide the cameras of OnePlus’ concept device.
OnePlus has announced the details of its Concept One smartphone and now it is going to release it in next week at CES (Consumer Electronics Show) 2020.
The Chinese phone makers are teasing the Concept One since December with a thought that it can be the first fold-able of a firm. But it is a less exciting, OnePlus tweeted that the main feature of the Concept One will include an “invisible camera” which will be displayed on the rear of the device and it will also have “color-shifting glass technology.”
We have to wait until CES because there may be more than this in Concept One.
The electrochromic sheet of glass, which is covering the phone’s rear-facing cameras, is creating the effect of an “invisible camera.” The glass can switch between tinted and opaque with an electrical signal, which lets the OnePlus hide its lenses without using mechanical covers. According to a report from Wired, whose reporter saw an early version of the Concept One, said that by seeing the effect in person is “a little anticlimactic.”
Wired’s Lauren Goode wrote that when you think of a ‘disappearing camera,’ you might think of some sort of magic act or some physical transition. He also added that this is just a camera that you can barely see. On the upside and there are no bumps.
OnePlus is also working with a car company McLaren to unite the technology in Concept One. McLaren offers electrochromic glass as an option in some of its high-end supercars, and OnePlus has also worked earlier with the British luxury firms for the other devices. According to Wired, the design of the Concept One is similarly high-end, with a “papaya orange” stitched leatherback, and camera specs borrowed from the One Plus 7T Pro McLaren Edition, a 48-megapixel primary lens, and 16-megapixel ultra-wide-angle lens.
We’re bringing the #OnePlusConceptOne to #CES2020, but you don’t have to wait: you can get a sneak peek at it right here, along with its groundbreaking “invisible camera” and color-shifting glass technology. pic.twitter.com/elsV9DKctn
— OnePlus (@oneplus) January 3, 2020
In terms of hardware, that’s all, we know about Concept One. There are no details yet regarding the processor, RAM, display, etc.
OnePlus’ co-founder and CEO Pete Lau told Wired that the Concept One was a “bold exploration for OnePlus, and it is also a representation of overcoming a lot of technical challenges. The device is a model that may not be available to consumers. Lau also added that the company is looking for “feedback” from its release and will also examine the possibility of making a device that will be easily available for users.