INTRO: OnePlus had finally launched its flagship-grade premium smartphone, the OnePlus 8 Pro last month along with the OnePlus 8. Unlike the OnePlus 8, its elder sibling comes with some major updates in-camera lens and senors.
OnePlus 8 Pro Coming With Quad Camera Setup
The new device will be coming to a quad-camera setup with a 48MP primary lens, a 48MP ultra-wide lens, an 8MP 3X telephoto lens, and a unique 5MP Color Filter sensor that, OnePlus says, it can capture filtered photos. But as discovered by the users, this color filter lens of the OnePlus 8 Pro gives the smartphone an x-ray vision and it has been all the rage on the internet recently.
Photochrom Filter In-Camera
It was discovered by reputed leaker Ben Geskin, the OnePlus 8 Pro’s “Photochrom” filter in the camera app enables the user to see through a certain type of plastic material on numerous objects. According to company, the Color Filter camera helps to put camera filters to the final shot captured by the device. However, in another use case, this sensor can be used in infrared photography as it can capture the IR rays that are invisible to the human eyes.
Built-In X-Ray Vision in the Device
This feature enables the camera to see through very thin sheets of plastic that do not have IR shielding and are on many electronic products like controllers, TV remotes, and VR headsets. This reveals the internal circuitry of the devices and works even in the viewfinder of the device.
So, After recovering knowledge about this feature, the internet went crazy over this built-in x-ray vision of the OnePlus 8 Pro. People even made memes about the feature as it can even see through certain types of clothes. The box could be easily recognized underneath the shirt in the picture taken by the Color Filter sensor. So, this can also be a privacy issue for the consumers as seeing through clothes is not a feature that can be appreciated.