OnePlus Concept One Coming with Invisible Camera and Colour Shifting Glass Technology

OnePlus has unveiled that its Concept One prototype smartphone is ready to attend CES 2020. The company has recently revealed much more about the mysterious phone. In a teaser video of the phone, the company has shown us a rounded corner and curved edges. The OnePlus Concept One's screen is likely to be curvier than OnePlus 7 Pro.

The most exciting feature is that the device will be launching an industry-first invisible camera. It has triple cameras arranged vertically in the middle with an LED flash beneath the last sensor. Surprisingly, they are not visible at first, appearing to be invisible. The illusionary trick is a result of using electrochromic glass or colour-shifting glass technology. The back camera of the phone is covered by the color-shifting glass that makes these cameras invisible. Being triggered by electrical signals, the tint of the glass changes making the triple camera array visible. The feature will work only when the camera app is open and will remain hide when not in use.

You can feel no camera bump but a thin line showing the perimeter of the camera housing, which is shaped like a champagne flute. OnePlus CEO Pete Lau said that the thickness of the glass was a matter of concern for the company. He further claimed as smartphone cameras are already covered with glass, adding another electrochromic layer was not easy. According to the experts, the particular kind of glass is expensive to produce and degrades over time.


But, OnePlus is expecting the cost will come down with the time as the technology gets more mature. The camera glass is only 0.1 mm in the overall thickness and said the camera lens takes less than a second to turn on. According to the reports, the OnePlus Concept One will have camera specifications as the OnePlus 7T Pro McLaren Edition. It will be featuring 48 MP primary camera, a 16MP ultra-wider shooter, and a third 8MP snapper. The OnePlus Concept is to make its debut at CES 2020 on January 7. So what is your opinion? Let us know in the comment section and stay tuned to Technikal for more information.