No detail is too small – A new glossy glass back to fall in love with via OnePlus 8T

  1. Pete
    CEO Staff Member Oct 8, 2020

    Pete , via OnePlus 8T , Oct 8, 2020 :
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    Ever since the OnePlus 6, we've been exploring ways to engineer glass into a back cover that delivers a slightly translucent and refined look, together with a smooth feeling when you touch it. On the OnePlus 8 Pro, we crafted our fifth-generation matte glass cover to offer a silky-smooth texture. This time, we shifted our attention to the glossy glass back to bring you something new.

    Our ID (Industrial Design) engineers have explored ways to bring out the translucent and glossy texture of the glass, while maintaining a thin and sturdy profile that also reduces fingerprint accumulation. After exploring countless iterations with different CMFs (color, material and finish) for more than 4 months, we achieved a breakthrough and produced a remarkable glossy back cover for the new Aquamarine Green variant of the OnePlus 8T. This version takes advantage of diffuse reflection, a form of light refraction that scatters light in an expansive array of angles and directions, to produce a clean, gleaming surface that effectively mitigates the buildup of fingerprints.

    Throughout development, we tried and tested hundreds of films before landing on the ideal type, which contains 7 layers, to complement the high-gloss finish and bring out the unique shade between green and blue. We never could have achieved this if we had followed the conventional development process of producing color films, but I’m proud to say that our efforts paid off. For the OnePlus 8T, we were able to produce one of the most advanced films in the industry, achieving a high-quality finish that raises the OnePlus standards for beautiful design.

    I hope you enjoy the design of the OnePlus 8T like I do. See you on October 14.


  2. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Oct 8, 2020

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    OnePlus Accessory Tester Oct 8, 2020

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    The Lab - OnePlus 7T Reviewer Oct 8, 2020

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    Ice Cream Sandwich Oct 8, 2020

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    Marshmallow Oct 8, 2020

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    OnePlus Accessory Tester Oct 8, 2020

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  15. Tokolozi
    Marshmallow Oct 8, 2020

    Tokolozi , Oct 8, 2020 :
    Painted with the blood of our enemies.

    *might discolour over time.

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    Gingerbread Oct 8, 2020

  17. ankitgondalia
    The Lab - OnePlus 6T Reviewer Oct 8, 2020

    ankitgondalia , Oct 8, 2020 :
    TBH the design sucks. Looks more like a generic phone. Also don't like glossy back. Hope there will be matte option.
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2020

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    KitKat Oct 8, 2020

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  20. the_o2
    User of the Year 2018 Oct 8, 2020

    the_o2 , Oct 8, 2020 :
    Halloween Edition ;):cool: