The OnePlus finally announces on Tuesday the OnePlus Concept One the unbeatable beast at CES2020.The OnePlus Concept One is the first phone ever to use color-shifting glass technology (electrochromic glass technology), giving it an “invisible camera.”
The Invisible Camera
The glass of the OnePlus Concept One uses organic particles to create changes in transparency so that the glass covering the camera lenses can shift in an instant from opaque black to entirely clear. Presenting a clean, unbroken surface when not in use, the “invisible” design is a manifest example of OnePlus’ “burdenless” design philosophy. This optimal solution is what we call “Electronic CMF”—a new approach in industrial design.But the glass also provides a practical benefit, doubling as a built-in polarizing filter for the camera that allows users to achieve sharper, more finely detailed shots under strong light.
The Unbeatable Look
The OnePlus Concept One design integrates both glass and leather, using the same stylish, premium quality leather specially tailored for McLaren’s own cars.The soft grained semi-aniline leather, is soft to touch, and due to the nature of the natural grain this creates a beautifully silky haptic.Leather exudes luxury therefore was one of aspects of this OnePlus concept device.
The Most Advanced Electrochromic Glass Ever Made
One of the outstanding challenges was that the glass needed to be made exceptionally thin and light without leaving it fragile. Electrochromic glass is usually composed of two panels of glass with a color-shifting material in between them.For the OnePlus Concept One,the glass panels are just 0.1mm each, for a combined total of only 0.35mm. That’s as thin as a display glass protector film.
Fast Color Shifting – Only 0.7s
The OnePlus Concept One takes a mere 0.7s for the glass to transition from solid black to fully clear, faster even than the camera itself takes to fully activate, and it uses almost no power.
Great Feel – No Detail Is Too Small
Our hands are amazingly sensitive to even the most subtle differences in texture, and so a light, comfortable feel is a requisite for every product OnePlus makes, including the OnePlus Concept One.
The leather covering across the back of the phone creates a sense of lightness, both visually and tactilely.
With this unique invisible camera, oneplus aimed at creating an elegant solution to the challenges of camera design in smartphones today. After setting a new benchmark for smartphone displays by creating the industry’s first 90 Hz QHD+ AMOLED display, the OnePlus Concept One now marks one more step into the future of the smartphone industry, and is proof of OnePlus’s commitment and leadership in innovation.