OnePlus 8T Concept phone has color-shifting, camera-camouflage features
As smartphone manufacturers race to reach faster transmission speeds, greater storage capacities and quicker charging times, it’s a change of pace to find a new phone that ignores all of those pursuits.
Instead, OnePlus showed off a concept phone Monday that marks an interesting change of focus with a couple of engaging new twists. The OnePlus 8T Concept features a coating that can change color. And it takes advantage of mmWave technology to perceive and track objects and activities.
The phone’s glass contains metal oxides that change hue when varying voltages are applied. When a message arrives or a friend calls, the coating can change, for example, from dark blue to silver. The coating is called ECMF, for electronic color, material and finish. The inspiration for the flowing color pattern was derived from calcite-rich Turkish thermal waters that attracted visitors literally dating back to 8 B.C.
“Our designers took inspiration for these colors from the multi-hued flowing water in the hot springs of Pamukkale, Turkey,” a OnePlus post noted Monday. “Nature has perfected many designs, and by drawing inspiration from Pamukkale and other natural elements, we can craft new interaction experiences that are more natural, intuitive, and effortless.”