After Peter Lau of OnePlus hinted about ‘something special’ to be launched soon to users on Twitter earlier last week, OnePlus has finally unveiled Concept One smartphone at CES 2020 in Las Vegas.
OnePlus Concent One is not an ordinary smartphone. It is the first phone ever to use electrochromic glass to create an invisible camera. It uses Electrochromatic glass to turn the cameras opaque when not in use thus making it invisible.
Literally, the phone does have an invisible camera. It is being developed by OnePlus as concept phone in collaboration with McLaren (British automotive manufacturer and racing team).
Currently, OnePlus is working closely with British automotive manufacturer McLaren to take the same glass technology found in high-end car sunroofs and aircraft windows and uses it in its smartphone with thickness of 0.35mm.
It takes hardly 0.7 second for the device’s glass to change from clear to opaque and vice-versa. The whole process goes around the camera app. Open the camera app and the camera is ready to work, close the app and camera just disappears.
Apart from this intriguing feature from OnePlus, the device shares the same specifications as OnePlus 7T Pro.
OnePlus did not reveal the time horizon to release Concept One but technology like this won’t be trapped longer in the research and development phase. It is most likely that OnePlus might include this cutting edge camera technology in its next phone or so.
“This concept phone is a significant experiment into the future form of smartphones. OnePlus started this initiative with the goal of bringing the “burdenless” user experience to the next level. The invisible camera stands as a new form of camera design, one that spares the user from the compromises of current camera layouts,” said Pete Lau, CEO and Founder of OnePlus, speaking about the OnePlus Concept One phone.
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