OnePlus Concept One Unveiled Black Color Variant
At CES 2010 earlier this month, OnePlus showed off its new Concept One, the company’s first ever concept phone. The handset brought a very unique design with a hidden camera module on the back.
THE ONEPLUS CONCEPT ONE WAS JUST UNVEILED IN A NEW BLACK LEATHER VARIANT
Basically, when the rear cameras are not needed, the entire camera module is hidden under a layer of a special color-shifting glass. When you need to snap a photo, the glass on the rear-facing lens becomes transparent; thus exposing the camera sensors.
The color-shifting effect is achieved by using different layers of glass, one of which can be made darker by sending current to it. We’ve seen a similar technology on rooftops of super cars such as McLarens‘. Not by chance the smartphone is created in collaboration with the British automotive company. As a matter of fact, we also have a McLarens logo on the back of the handset.
Either way, the handset came with a very captivating orange leather back cover; which would definitely appeal to some users, while pushing others away. To solve that, the company has apparently decided to make a black leather variant as well.
As we can see in the image above, the black leather case is more stylish and elegant to some degree. Thus it should be a more universal design and grab more users. This choice would also suggest that OnePlus is actually working to bring the Concept One into mass production. Why would they bother making a more “universal” variant otherwise?