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[UPDATE] OnePlus Concept One - Now you see it!

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The OnePlus Concept One, Thoughts?

  1. GOAT!

    5.3%
  2. Shut up and take my money

    15.8%
  3. POTATO -_-

    10.5%
  4. I need to see more!

    68.4%
  1. G_plusone
    Marshmallow Jan 4, 2020

    G_plusone , Jan 4, 2020 :
    That is just @Rusty NZ doing his routine on his lawn chair :p
     

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  2. Rusty NZ
    Marshmallow Jan 4, 2020

    Rusty NZ , Jan 4, 2020 :
    It's our stealth mode activated.
     

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  3. TibiTibi
    Photography Expert Jan 4, 2020

    TibiTibi , Jan 4, 2020 :
    Maybe this way the back camera bump goes away after many years?

    What if it fails to go clear when I want to use the camera. Another thing which could cause camera problems.
     

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  4. YRJ
    Marshmallow Jan 5, 2020

    YRJ , Jan 5, 2020 :
    Wow! That could be a serious issue. I hope it does not happen :sweatsmile:
     

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  5. AmritRajiva
    Gingerbread Jan 5, 2020

    AmritRajiva , Jan 5, 2020 :
    the electrochromic glass is too expensive to be in a production model right now, but would be fun to have sometime in the future! Jan 07th is a concept of what the future could look like. just one more day to go. impatiently.
     

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  6. Bouncer71
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer Jan 6, 2020

    Bouncer71 , Jan 6, 2020 :
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    Already posted this here...

    https://forums.oneplus.com/threads/...oneplus-product.1154698/page-19#post-21228796

    But also fits nicely in this thread... ;)

    My initial thought was...
    WOW.. It blocks light...
    It's like an Neutral Density Filter..
    The translucent camera cover sure looks good but what if the translucency could be controlled to block more or less light..?
    That would make it an Variable Neutral Density Filter...

    What is an ND Filter you might ask...?

    In short..
    It is a Neutral Gray tinted glass, somehow like sunglasses, used to extend the time of exposure in photography to achieve something like this...

    [​IMG]
    Lumix DMC-TZ61, Krka Waterfalls Croatia
    Haida ND 3.0 slim / F8.0 / ISO 100 / 4.0 sec

    There's filters with fixed values like these for example...
    [​IMG]
    ND1.6 = 64x; ND 3.0 = 1000x

    Then there's variable ND-Filter that can extend from 8x upto the factor of 250x...
    That would mean to extend a daytime shot from let's say 1/500 second to 1/2 Second max..
    Instead of freezing motion you could capture it.. :D

    I think that would be a killer feature no one else has till date...

    Some more examples

    [​IMG]
    OP3 without ND Filter / 1/280 sec.

    [​IMG]
    ND 3.0 / 4.0 sec.

    These are from the ND-Filter Master of this community @NeVeR_SeTTLe ...
    Shot with a Nikon D750..

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]

    Hope you get the picture... ;)

    Let's see what they make out of it...
    Will it just be a gimmick of a real functionality...?
     

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  7. YRJ
    Marshmallow Jan 6, 2020

    YRJ , Jan 6, 2020 :
    Yes! The full reveal happens tomorrow :D

    Thanks for the explanation Bouncer!
    I can actually see this feature being used as a ND filter and it should extend the purpose of the electrochromic glass to being a useful tool than just an aesthetic gimmick.

    However, my main concern, as @TibiTibi rightly pointed out is what if it fails to shift colors?
    Imagine having an awesome moment in front of you that you REALLY want to capture and just than the electrochromic glass decides that it wants to stay a chameleon and not shift colors?
    Well that could be a real problem but yes, it is still just a concept and I'm sure the design and RnD team will have this into consideration if they ever make use of this feature.

    It's exciting but at the same time a double edged sword! :rolleyes:

    P.s. Love those pictures. Thanks for sharing :hearteyes:
     

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  8. G_plusone
    Marshmallow Jan 6, 2020

    G_plusone , Jan 6, 2020 :
    Nice idea Bouncer71 ;)
    We'll see how it goes in CES
     

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  9. Bouncer71
    OnePlus 7 Pro Sample Shot Photographer Jan 6, 2020

    Bouncer71 , Jan 6, 2020 :
    Sure it could fail...

    Smart Glass or electrochromic Materials aren't really new technology...
    It can fail if no or not the right voltage is applied...

    But so could the display fail... ;)
     

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  10. anunayC
    Gingerbread Jan 6, 2020


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  11. malidan
    Marshmallow Jan 6, 2020

    malidan , Jan 6, 2020 :
    It already is.:D
    Look to OPPO and Xiaomi, there are several videos on YT.
     

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  12. malidan
    Marshmallow Jan 6, 2020

    malidan , Jan 6, 2020 :
    It's plenty gimmicky, what's the point of hiding the rear cam?
     
    Last edited: Jan 6, 2020

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  13. YRJ
    Marshmallow Jan 6, 2020

    YRJ , Jan 6, 2020 :
    Won't blame him. The man is clearly very excited about this new tech :D
     

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  14. dream.er
    Gingerbread Jan 7, 2020


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  15. malidan
    Marshmallow Jan 7, 2020

    malidan , Jan 7, 2020 :
    This is some kind of wind up yeah?

    Samsung came with the Fold
    Huawei the X
    Xiaomi the Alpha
    Moto the Razr
    OPPO the Find
    Vivo the Nex
    And OP came with this.:eek:



    Oh boy! :confused:
     

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  16. ilovesoneplus
    Jelly Bean Jan 7, 2020

    ilovesoneplus , Jan 7, 2020 :
    What actually is the point of this?
     

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  17. malidan
    Marshmallow Jan 7, 2020

    malidan , Jan 7, 2020 :
    No idea but Pocket Now as usual, are trying their best to talk this one up.

    A mission impossible.
     

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  18. YRJ
    Marshmallow Jan 8, 2020

    YRJ , Jan 8, 2020 :
    Thread Updated! :D
     

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