OnePlus took some time and finally launched their most-awaited and rumoured OnePlus Concept One smartphone. A few days back they released a video teasing the OnePlus Concept phone and now the smartphone was unveiled in the CES: 2020. In the entire tech industry, there was a moment of chaos. This is because OnePlus carries a history of providing premium quality products with some surprises. With its first teaser, they hinted on the colour-shifting technology in the rear camera module. However, there was confusion about what kind of technology will OnePlus is going to introduce. All these rumours have been answered in the event of CES 2020. The company revealed its first Concept One smartphone.
This is the world’s first smartphone with the invisible rear camera module. The smartphone is launched with the collaboration of McLaren. The main highlight of this Concept One phone is the camera which disappears and the company likes it to call “the invisible camera design”. Talking about the colour it comes with a single colour design that is a papaya orange colour installed in leather material. The placement of the camera is also placed at the centre of the phone, it is the same exact design that 7T Pro has. Right now the smartphone is not available online or offline market. At first look the smartphone looks amazing, the material used and leather finish makes it worth purchasing it. The major attraction of this phone is the electrochromic glass panel that can turn transparent and can even hide the rear camera.
OnePlus Concept One Design
The design of this OnePlus Concept One smartphone is inspired by McLaren 720S spider sports car. If you look at the design of this sports car then only you will understand the true design of this OnePlus edition. The centre part of the smartphone is loaded with glass, it is the same glass that is been used in McLaren 720S. Even in the car, the roof is a made up of electrochromic glass, that can be switched between tinted and transparent modes. The phone also features a back covered leather. The back is been crafted in so fine manner that you can’t find any loopholes in it. Actually we have seen phone back texture with wood, bamboo, glass, ceramic but never with the leather.
Till now OnePlus has launched all the phones for its mid-segment audience and with a decent price. The company has never targeted for a high segment or for the budget segment, in fact, it has kept its pricing and product in middle. Maybe that’s the reason why OnePlus is now such a huge brand. This time what OnePlus did is they introduced this new glass which has a dual capability, the glass can be transparent and opaque at the same time. The company claims that it changes its scene in just 0.7 seconds. The electrochromic glass doubles as an ND filter for the camera section. It is the first camera phone that is having a triple camera setup with an invisible camera.
What Is Concept One Camera Setup
One of the coolest features of this Concept One phone is its triple camera setup that is been possible with the technology of McLaren. Thus the collaboration with McLaren helped OnePlus to design and complete its phone. We know that the electrochromic glass is a technology that is been developed by McLaren and due to its partnership, it is possible for OnePlus to implement it on the phone. The camera setup is been hosted under this glass which works or react when connected to current or signal. Basically the organic particle present in the glass reacts to the signal or the current and shift its state to transparent or opaque.
The work of the glass not only finishes here, but it also doubles as a filter for the camera. In the previous model of OnePlus the user complained about the dust. Some users complained that they faced some issue regarding dirt and dust on their main camera sensor. Due to this, they need to clear the sensor every time before clicking an image. Thus seeing this the brand introduced this glass and it also acts like a polarising filter under a hard lighting condition. The Concept One camera section is been covered with the glass and the entire body is covered with leather coating. OnePlus is claiming that the glass is one of the most advanced glass of its class which measures 0.35mm in thickness. Now you must be thinking that this technology is using high power but the company claims that no power is used to operate the technology.
OnePlus Concept One Specs
OnePlus has displayed its Concept One phone for the media and public in the CES 2020. The CES event is now over, it was organised between 07 to 10 January 2020. In this event, the company showcased its concept phone. However, the company didn’t reveal the exact date of the availability of the phone for the users. Even the company didn’t address the specifications, but there is a leak on the internet that tells the specs of this phone. Some of the leaked specs are as follows:
Processor: Snapdragon 855 plus | RAM: 12GB | Battery: 4085 mah | Display: 6.67 – inch Fluid AMOLED capacitive touchscreen | Resolution: 1440 x 3120 pixels, 19.5:9 ratio (~516 PPI density) | Protection: Corning Gorilla Glass 5 | Refresh Rate : 90 Hz | Display: HDR 10+ | OS: Android 10.0; OxygenOS 10.0.4 | Memory: 256GB 8GB RAM, 256GB 12GB RAM, 12GB RAM – McLaren Edition only with UFS3.0 | GPU: Adreno 640 (700 MHz) | Triple Camera: 48 MP, f/1.6, (wide), 1/2.0″, 0.8µm, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
8 MP, f/2.4, 78mm (telephoto), 3x optical zoom, PDAF, Laser AF, OIS
16 MP, f/2.2, 13mm (ultrawide), AF
But You Won’t Be Able To Buy It
Everyone who had a hands-on with this Concept One smartphone is just liking it. Now every user is inquiring about the sale of this phone. But according to the news and information that we obtained is, that OnePlus may not start the sale for this phone. The company has no further plans to execute the production of this McLaren edition. For anyone who is in love with this edition, the company has already launched a OnePlus 7 Pro with a McLaren Edition. Thus the company is conveying the answer that users can also buy the OnePlus 7 Pro model.
The Chinese brand representative told that such high-end technologies are only for such shows. If the company gets a positive response to their product, then they may incorporate the same technology for future products. On the other hand, the company is now putting its entire R&D into the next model of OnePlus. They are all set to launch a total of three products that are OnePlus 8, 8 Pro & 8 Lite. However, the company is dedicated to the launch of the OnePlus 8 series. Maybe after that, the brand may give a shot to start the production of this Concept One smartphone.