Right now OnePlus is trying to come up with an update for the OnePlus 8 Pro smartphone, what this update will do is to disables the infrared camera. This development is due to the discovery made by people who use the phone that it can see through plastic and some other materials.
A lot of users are afraid that this infrared camera would be able to see through clothing as such prompted the update. A YouTube by Unbox Therapy test the capability of the OnePlus 8 pro proved that it can actually see through clothes but just black and some specific material, basically it can only reveal the nature of what is underneath the cloth and not every detail of what is underneath the clothe.
“In order to eliminate the impact on users privacy under possible extreme circumstances and eliminate everyone’s concerns.” This statement is the reason why the update is coming
OnePlus describes the update as “temporary,” but it remains to be seen if and when the IR camera is reactivated. For now, if you own a OnePlus 8 Pro, expect the Photochrome filter to disappear from your Camera App sometime this week.
As it is said there is nothing new under the sun.
In 1998, Sony accidentally released a Night Vision camcorder that had the ability to see through people’s clothes. 700 000 of these cameras were released into the market (although were recalled after the discovery)
The Sony camcorder waa equipped with a lens that uses IR (Infrared Rays) to allow a person to take pictures in the dark, termed as Night Vision. Dark clothes like swim suits went transparent.