OnePlus Concept One with invisible camera has been trending all over the internet, and it’s not just about the camera. The company will unveil the invisible camera technology at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas.
It’s a prototype called Concept One, a budding technology for future OnePlus devices.
OnePlus is debuting at CES in Las Vegas, and will hit it off with the evolutionary brand new OnePlus Concept One device to showcase the invisible camera technology. The new technology will be used in future OnePlus smartphones.
OnePlus Didn’t Build The Invisible Camera Technology
OnePlus have derived the invisible camera technology from and Boeing. Yeah, the same McLaren who makes supercars and Boeing, the leader aircraft manufacturer. For the fact, OnePlus launches a special McLaren edition device every year.
OnePlus Concept One uses the same invisible technology that you seen on a Boeing jet.
The Shenzhen-based company calls the technology as ‘invisible camera’, and it’s the first of its kind on a smartphone.
OnePlus Concept One will use the latest technology to hide the rear cameras when it’s not in use. So, you won’t see any camera unless you want to use it. It’s no pop-up camera which will retract back, but the new technology will make the camera actually invisible.
Electrochromic Glass: The Magic Invisible Camera Technology
OnePlus will be using an electrochromic glass for the invisible camera technology. So, no pop-up sensors or mechanical parts, OnePlus will simply use an electrochromic glass to implement the invisible camera.
There won’t be any mounting cameras under shutter, but a simple electrochromic glass which doesn’t need any mechanical parts.
The electrochromic glass changes the tint of the glass using electricity. It’s made up of organic material and at a particular voltage, the tint of the glass changes. So basically it can be changed from transparent to translucent by applying electricity.
McLaren uses the same technology on several high-end supercars and similarly Boeing uses it for the top-end 787 Dreamliner jet.
A Clean Uncluttered Back Panel
The future OnePlus smartphones won’t have much on the rear panel. Without a camera for real, the smartphone will only have the camera when needed, and not when not in need. The technology OnePlus is using seems pretty innovative and unique, and the fans are already going crazy over it.
You might have already seen a similar change thing monochromatic glasses, it tints in sunlight.
The company can achieve a clear and uncluttered design at the back of a smartphone. This invisible camera technology will help OnePlus get a design of their choice. The future OnePlus smartphones can have a clean and unbroken back cover without compromising on anything.
Rear Camera Will Take A Few Seconds To Operate
The electrochromic glass takes a few seconds to make to clear out. Be it transparent or translucent, the transition does take some time to happen. While OnePlus is said to have worked on making the transition smooth and instant, it will take a few seconds to clear out completely.
So, once you fire up the camera app, the glass will take a few seconds to operate, though the company claims it’s going to be very instant.
The Invisible Camera Technology Is Costly
The electrochromic glass is currently used on high-end supercars and top-end jets, it’s not something which is affordable or handy. While the OnePlus invisible camera technology does seem cool, the cost aspect has to be considered at the same time.
The use of the technology can make the future OnePlus phones expensive.
While we are yet to know how reliable is this new technology, and whether OnePlus will be able to adapt the technology on a larger scale, it’s important to take the cost aspect into account. Things may change until commercial debut, but definitely the technology isn’t cheap.
OnePlus Concept One with the invisible camera technology will be unveiled at the CES 2020 in Las Vegas on January 7.