Chinese smartphone brand, OnePlus has teased OnePlus Concept One phone, which features an “invisible camera” using electrochromic glass. The electrochromic glass is an electronically tintable glass, to cloak the rear camera lenses behind a clean glass body and reveal them only when they’re in use. OnePlus is the first in the industry to explore the applications of electrochromic glass in smartphones.
According to OnePlus, the glass on the OnePlus Concept One uses organic particles to create various tints in color when subject to an electrical field. When a different voltage is applied, the light transmission properties are altered, allowing the glass to shift back and forth from transparent to translucent. This technology is currently used in the aviation and high-end automobile industries to greatly reduce glare, such as on the windows of the Boeing 787s and the McLaren 720s. By leveraging this dynamic glass solution, the OnePlus Concept One is able to maintain a clean and unbroken back cover while simultaneously delivering a premium and unobtrusive handfeel experience to its users.
OnePlus has not divulged details of hardware of this phone which they will be revealing in CES 2020.
The OnePlus Concept One will be on display during CES 2020 in the Palmer 2 showroom at Wynn Las Vegas from 7 to 10 January. As well as getting a demo of the OnePlus Concept One, visitors will also see first-hand the next chapter of flagship excellence through various showcases including a 90Hz vs 60Hz comparison and a OnePlus Piano performance.