- Oneplus will be showcasing its concept smartphone at the upcoming CES 2020
- The brand is a part of China-based BBK Group
OnePlus, a global mobile technology company, unveiled today a video of its first concept phone, OnePlus Concept One device, which features an invisible camera. The company informed that this invisible camera look was achieved using electrochromic glass.
“OnePlus is the first in the industry to explore the applications of electrochromic glass in smartphones. By exploring innovative ways to combine cutting-edge technology and smartphones, OnePlus is again boldly challenging the conventional practices of the industry,”read company’s official statement.
It is to be noted here that Oneplus operates under the umbrella of China-based BBK. Brands including Oppo, Vivo and Realme also operate under the same umbrella.
We’re bringing the #OnePlusConceptOne to #CES2020, but you don’t have to wait: you can get a sneak peek at it right here, along with its groundbreaking “invisible camera” and color-shifting glass technology. pic.twitter.com/elsV9DKctn
— OnePlus (@oneplus) January 3, 2020
Used in the aviation and high-end automobile industries
The glass on the OnePlus Concept One, as informed by the company, 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, as Oneplus stated, 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 hand-feel experience to its users,” read Oneplus’ official statement.
Oneplus will be putting the OnePlus Concept One on display to media and the general public during CES 2020 in the Palmer 2 showroom at Wynn Las Vegas from seven to 10 January 2020. According to a report by Counterpoint Research, OnePlus (35 per cent) led the premium market segment followed by Samsung (23 per cent) and Apple (22 per cent) in India during Q3 2019.
“The China-based OnePlus grew faster (+95 per cent) than the segment (+66 per cent) and remained the fastest-growing brand, driven by strong performances of both the 7 and 7T series. Samsung shipments were helped by the new Galaxy Note 10 series, while the price cut for iPhone XR drove Apple’s shipments,”read the report.