The OnePlus 8 Pro's color filter camera can see through plastic objects

The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a quad-camera setup which includes a 5MP color filter camera. The camera is used by OnePlus to offer some gimmicky effects in the camera app but that's about it and it is not really that useful. This is also the first time that we have seen a smartphone using a color filter lens as they usually tend to include a depth or a macro sensor. It has now been discovered that the OnePlus 8 Pro's color filter camera can actually see through certain layers of plastic.

Point to any plastic object like a remote control or a keyboard after enabling the Photochrom mode in the OnePlus 8 Pro's camera app one can see right through it thereby revealing the hidden electronics underneath. Apart from selected electronics, the color camera also see-through cola and wine. It can also be used to see infrared LEDs that one cannot see with their naked eyes.

Left: Sony remote, Right: When viewed through the OnePlus 8 color camera

Being able to see through the plastic of selected electronics items is not really a useful feature to have but a cool one nonetheless. It at least gives one a boasting right and it is a cool feature to show off to your friends or family. If you have a OnePlus 8 Pro, you can try this as well by switching to the Photochrom option in the color filter lens mode from the camera app and then pointing it to a plastic object.

Source: Reddit

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