This is our first look OnePlus’ new concept phone, with an ‘invisible’ camera and color-shifting glass

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By Chris Smith, BGR

OnePlus will unveil a brand new smartphone at CES 2020 next week, a first for the popular smartphone vendor. The handset is also a first for the Chinese company, as it’s a concept device — Concept One — which isn’t likely to hit stores this year. A report a few weeks ago said OnePlus will show off its first foldable handset, but that doesn’t appear to be the case. OnePlus just released a teaser for the Concept One handset, revealing that we’re still looking at a traditional handset. But the short clip also teases two of the smartphone innovations OnePlus will unveil during its press event on January 7th.

The 10-second video below shows us what appears to be a regular OnePlus handset, featuring rounded corners and curved edges. What’s actually interesting about it is the primary camera module on the back.

We’re looking at a triple-lens camera system placed vertically on the back, but the module doesn’t have a bump. That’s not all. The camera is covered by glass, which features color-shifting glass technology that makes it invisible.

What’s really interesting to note here is the color-shifting glass tech that OnePlus is showing off. The same tech could be used to hide the front-facing cameras when they’re not in use. And we heard months ago that Largan was working on such cameras.

Placing the cameras under a sheet of glass, and shifting the color of that glass is also a piece of tech that we need for the under-display camera tech that we’re waiting to mature. That’s a critical innovation that will make possible all-screen phone designs with no compromises.

As for eliminating the camera bump on the back, it’s unclear how OnePlus achieved that. Is the Concept One thicker than your average OnePlus 7 device? The clip doesn’t explain, and we’ll have to wait for OnePlus to address it all during its press conference.


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