OnePlus concept One smartphone finally released at CES 2020! OnePlus collaborated with its partner McLaren, the racing and technology brand and creator of luxury, high-performance sports cars, and supercars, on the concept phone’s design, drawing inspiration from the brand’s unparalleled design ethos and approach.
The company focuses on and pursuit of great design started from day one. Beyond designing the most beautiful phones, OnePlus has also continuously experimented with CMF to create devices that are more comfortable to hold.
Bamboo, wood, Kevlar, Alcantara, matte-frosted glass, and ceramic were all first applied to smartphone design by OnePlus, and all in order to achieve a better, more unencumbered experience for the user with the combination of both visual beauty and great feel. OnePlus Concept One features an electrochromic glass back that can hide the triple rear cameras.
“The OnePlus Concept One design integrates both glass and leather, using the same stylish, premium quality leather specially tailored for McLaren’s own cars.” – OnePlus
The glass of the OnePlus McLaren Concept One smartphone uses organic particles to create changes in transparency so that the glass covering the camera lenses can shift in an instant from opaque black to entirely clear. Presenting a clean, unbroken surface when not in use, the “invisible” design is a manifest example of OnePlus’s “burdenless” design philosophy.
The glass also provides a practical benefit, doubling as a built-in polarizing filter for the camera that allows users to achieve sharper, more finely detailed shots under strong light.
OnePlus held an entire press event at CES 2020 to show off a single feature because the feature is cool and the phone does indeed look cool. With its unique invisible camera, it aims “at creating an elegant solution to the challenges of camera design in smartphones today.” No doubt the OnePlus McLaren Concept One is now marking one more step into the future of the smartphone industry.