Again in January, OnePlus showed off its first idea cellphone. The aptly (if plainly) named Idea One sported color-shifting glass, giving the impact of an “invisible digital camera” on the rear of the machine. The idea wasn’t notably helpful — if something it was a enjoyable diversion from boring outdated cellphone updates.
From that standpoint, the OnePlus 8T Idea is extra of the identical. It’s not notably helpful so far as smartphone updates go — and extra to the purpose, there’s completely zero assure this expertise will ever make it onto an precise cellphone. As soon as once more, the headlining expertise has extra to do with how the cellphone seems than the way it really capabilities.
The large factor right here is one thing known as ECMF, or Digital Colour, Materials and End. Mainly it’s a color-changing movie that coats the cellphone. It has steel oxide, which prompts when voltage is utilized, altering the glass from darkish blue to gentle silver.
OnePlus says, “Our designers took inspiration for these colours from the multi-hued flowing water within the sizzling springs of Pamukkale, Turkey. Nature has perfected many designs, and by drawing inspiration from Pamukkale and different pure components, we are able to craft new interplay experiences which are extra pure, intuitive, and easy.”
As for the utility of such applied sciences, OnePlus suggests a coat that modifications coloration to inform the person of incoming calls. Weirder nonetheless is a future that makes use of mmWave expertise to seize a person’s respiration sample, “enabling the colour to alter in sync and successfully making the cellphone a biofeedback machine.”
So far as new cellphone options, this one is firmly within the “why not” column.