OnePlus will showcase its OnePlus Concept One smartphone at this year’s CES 2020. Revealing details about its upcoming phone, OnePlus has stated that the OnePlus Concept One will feature an electrochromic glass through which it will be able to implement an invisible camera in the smartphone. The electrochromic glass is an electronically tintable glass that will cloak the rear camera lenses behind a clean glass body and reveal them only when they’re in use.
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. The 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.
The OnePlus Concept One will be on display and available for demo at CES 2020.