All eyes are set on CES 2020 where the OnePlus concept one is going to Mark its debut. What makes it special is the company’s claims of the phone’s invisible camera with colour shifting glass protection on top. So, what’s all this about? Let’s find out!

Technology

OnePlus has teased a while ago that it’s going to launch a concept phone which has invisible cameras – simply meaning the cameras will appear when required. But instead of the usual pop-up tech, they used a tech called electrochromic glass, which is found on McLaren supercars and Boeing jets. The electrochromic glass changes its tint when electricity is applied.

The glass contains organic material and when a certain voltage is applied to it, the particles change the tint. Hence, the tint of the glass can be changed from transparent to translucent. However, achieving opaque is still not possible. This glass is mounted on top of the camera module, which according to OnePlus, is the same as OnePlus 7T pro. The glass becomes transparent when the camera app is opened and the camera lenses become hidden when the camera app is closed.

Reason for Concept Phone

Design of OnePlus Concept Phone
OnePlus Concept Phone

OnePlus says that while no one has a problem with the rear hump of the camera module, it wants to boldly challenge the conventional practices of the industry. Application of this tech allows users a seamless and premium back grip unlike ever before.

Future by OnePlus

Since this is a concept phone, the phone won’t be able for commercial sales. But, as and when the technology becomes affordable for mass production, we can expect every phone manufacturer to follow up. This also somewhat paves the way to ditch the ugly notches and mechanical popups and introduce under-screen selfie cameras, which has already been demonstrated by Oppo and Xiaomi. With OnePlus joining the innovations, the upcoming year is going to be exciting.

Concept Phone Launch

The phone is set to launch in CES 2020 on 7th January at Las Vegas. We’ll have to wait until then to see the full application of OnePlus’s new tech. Till then, tell us what you think about the phone in the comments below.