OnePlus and McLaren Unveil Concept One Phone at CES 2020

With the first-ever "invisible camera"
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Image via: OnePlus

Image via: OnePlus

Chinese mobile technology company OnePlus unveiled its first-ever concept phone, the Concept One, alongside its partner McLaren, at CES 2020.

The ground-breaking phone is the first device of its kind to have an "invisible camera." By using color-shifting glass technology (electrochromatic glass technology), the transparency of the camera area can make it seem that it's invisible when not in use. This is just one of the many highlights of the concept phone which explores CMF (color, material, finish) design.

OnePlus hoped to achieve a "burdenless" design philosophy for the phone as their CEO and Founder Pete Lau says.

"This concept phone is a significant experiment into the future form of smartphones. OnePlus started this initiative with the goal of bringing the 'burdenless' user experience to the next level. The invisible camera stands as a new form of camera design, one that spares the user from the compromises of current camera layouts. The rear camera lenses are hidden by the dynamic electrochromic glass and only become visible when the camera is in use. This optimal solution is what OnePlus calls 'Electronic CMF'-- a new approach in industrial design. This is just the beginning as we explore additional possibilities in the future."

McLaren's 720S Spider aided in terms of inspiration for the Papaya Orange color and its retractable glass hard top. The phone and car also both feature glass and leather equally.

Check out the photos of the phone below and stay tuned to see whether the two companies decide to release this to the public, we sure hope they do.