Over the past few weeks, many have reported their OnePlus 8 Pro being capable of seeing through certain objects and materials. This mainly included plastics like those found on remotes, security cameras, game controllers, and a bunch of other stuff. This essentially happens as a result of the OnePlus 8 Pro’s 5MP Colour Filter camera which doesn’t filter IR light which allows you to ‘see through’ certain objects.
But that wasn’t the only thing it was seeing through. Users started reporting the phone being capable of seeing through clothes as well. As showcased by Unbox Therapy, when he tried it out in this video:
But now, OnePlus have officially announced on their Weibo account that they are disabling the OnePlus 8 Pro’s colour filter camera via an update rolling out this week. The update will reportedly be updated to Hydrogen OS (China’s version of Oxygen OS) first and then coming over to Oxygen OS.
But don’t fret, the functionality will come back after OnePlus works on the feature. The feature will come back after OnePlus ensures there isn’t any possible privacy issues with it.
I mean, when you think about it realistically, don’t you think OnePlus should’ve known this would happen? Did they not test out this Colour Filter camera at all? I personally don’t see this as much of an issue considering for it to see through clothes, it has to be a thin cloth, and even then, it’s not like you can see through someone’s clothes totally. It’s weird, but hey, at some point they had to address the concerns.
Better safe than sorry right? Can’t have people walking around with X-Ray cameras in their pockets.