To first appear on the OnePlus Concept One Phone
When OnePlus teased its OnePlus Concept One Phone on Twitter, a lot were intrigued at the idea of an “invisible camera”. OPPO and Xiaomi are working on an under-display camera to conceal the front camera for an obstruction-free display. OnePlus’ concept, on the other hand, involves giving a clean, obstruction-free look to the back panel.
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
Working together with McLaren, OnePlus’ concept makes use of electrochromic glass that conceals the camera lenses when not in use. It is a technology McLaren uses for sunroofs, and OnePlus wants to use the same tech in smartphones. Here’s how the tech should work in theory:
Now try to picture that mechanism with the sketches OnePlus shared to Wired. Would this new tech result in a phone that is as elegant as a high-end car?