We already knew that we might see the OnePlus Concept One smartphone at CES 2020, and we now know what its social gathering piece will likely be – hidden rear cameras.
The Chinese phone producer took to Twitter forward of its large reveal in Las Vegas on January 7, to publish a teaser video of the brand new expertise in motion.
In accordance with Wired, the OnePlus Concept One makes use of electrochromic glass. That is an electronically tintable glass, which may cover the rear digital camera lenses behind the flush glass rear of the handset, revealing the trio of sensors solely after they’re in use.
OnePlus has partnered as soon as once more with British excessive-efficiency automobile producer McLaren (with whom it is beforehand launched a few particular version handsets) to make use of the identical glass as present in a few of the latter’s automobiles.
Whereas the cameras will disappear from view, you should still be capable of seeing a faint define because of the glass transitions from clear to translucent, relatively than absolutely opaque.
That is the primary time we have seen this expertise characteristic on a smartphone, with handsets beforehand hiding cameras by way of pop-up mechanisms or sliders, as seen on the OnePlus 7 Pro, Oppo Find X, and Xiaomi Mi Mix 3.
It isn’t clear whether or not the OnePlus Idea One will function some other new options; however, we will probably be testing the handset throughout CES to convey you the whole lot you should know.