At the just-concluded CES 2020 conference, Chinese manufacturer, OnePlus, unveiled the Concept One smartphone. One of the major highlights of this device is the invisible camera. According to a recent report, this technology may soon be arriving flagship smartphones. OnePlus CEO, Pete Lau in an interview with The Verge confirmed that the company has plans to introduce its new camera innovation to flagship devices. However, he wasn’t specific as to when such flagships will touch down.
OnePlus invisible camera – how it works
According to OnePlus, the glass can change from transparent to full black 0.7s and consumes almost no power. OnePlus has spent nearly 18 months in R&D to bring ultra-thin glass layers; with each one being 0.1mm and a total thickness of 0.35mm.
Additionally, the glass on top of the cameras also acts as an ND filter. This can come in handy when recording videos outside on a bright day. However, it could also worsen images shot indoors when light conditions aren’t optimal in our opinion. OnePlus will have to wait for more test results and sufficient feedback before it throws this tech in the ring.