OnePlus was teasing their Concept One smartphone to be unveiled at CES 2020. A teaser which came just recently showcased us about the disappearing glass at the rear cameras which gets opaque at times. At that time many thought that this glass can become opaque at a certain angle or something, but we were wrong. Well today OnePlus showcased their Concept One smartphone at CES, giving more details on this disappearing camera technology.
First of all before anyone is thinking it’s a new commercial smartphone that will be available in stores, you are wrong. As the name says it’s a concept phone which means it’s only for showcasing a certain feature, and not a final product. In fact it’s not complete sure that we will see this feature in near future. Now coming to the only new feature this prototype has, is the disappearing camera. So explaining this is short, it is all about a glass on the camera setup, which becomes opaque when the camera is in no use. The glass above cameras is opaque normally, and becomes transparent when you open camera app. Then when you close the app it gets opaque again.
With this feature the multiple glass setup is not visible all the time, making the back more cleaner. But OnePlus gave few other explanations for this feature, and one of them is becoming semi-transparent. This will help while taking photos in extra lighting. It will stop some lights to fall on camera lens and the image will become less exposed in direct sunlight. But we have to wait for a long to see how well this feature works. Another new thing which we saw here is ‘Papaya Orange’ stitched leather on the back, which is inspired from McLaren. And one important thing, this disappearing glass is also original concept of McLaren, which they use on their cars.
So that’s the OnePlus Concept One Phone. Well that’s actually not a ‘Phone’, it’s a prototype for the disappearing glass feature with OnePlus 7 Pro’s body. And obviously as this is originally a concept by McLaren, how it is a concept by OnePlus? Also this thing is all about looks, so OnePlus is surely going to market this feature for those commercial consumers who go for looks and coolness rather than true value. So is it justified for a brand to name a feature a concept, which is based on looks and with no practical use? Let us know in the comment section below. Also stay tuned with us for more information.