The know-how environment was a short while ago taken aback when it was disclosed that OnePlus’s current flagship smartphone camera could see as a result of dresses and plastics.
In the quad-digicam set up of OnePlus 8 Professional, the color filter sensor is capable of seeing via objects that have no IR shielding.
Now, the Chinese smartphone manufacturer has declared that it will quickly disable the “see-through” attribute of OnePlus 8 Pro’s digital camera. Announcing it in a Weibo write-up, OnePlus has apologized for the unintended attribute and has claimed it will roll out an update in the Chinese region inside a 7 days to disable the digicam feature.
#OnePlus8Professional Color Filter camera can see through some plastic objects 😯
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It goes devoid of declaring that a identical update will also be rolled out in other locations as effectively. According to OnePlus, they will disable the element quickly until eventually privateness concerns linked to the feature are tackled.
What makes the function problematic is the actuality that OnePlus 8 Pro’s digicam can see by way of thin garments product, which could be misused to invade the privateness of folks.
This reminds me of a very similar famous incident the place Sony recalled 700,000 camcorders as they were allegedly able of looking at by way of clothing.
Nonetheless, OnePlus’ conclusion to temporarily disable the X-ray eyesight aspect of OnePlus 8 Pro is smart as there could be catastrophic implications of the Photochrom function.