What you need to know
- OnePlus is taking the Concept One on a world tour.
- It'll show off the experimental device in ten cities, starting February 5.
- The phone includes an electrochromic glass panel that can 'hide' the camera array on its back.
Whether it's the black prototype or the 'papaya' yellow model OnePlus showed off at CES 2020, there's no denying it: the Concept One is one sexy phone. And if you're like me and couldn't make your way to Las Vegas earlier this month, the company has some good news for you: it's bringing the phone to you!
Terms and conditions apply, of course. (When do they not?) The Concept One World Tour is only hitting ten cities across Europe, the U.S., and India. Unfortunately, and much to this writer's dismay, the warm heart of Africa was excluded by the heartless overlords at OnePlus.
Those of you in the bustling capitals of Europe, however, are in for a treat. The company is planning a whirlwind tour that takes the phone around the world in
80 12 days, starting with Seattle on February 5th. Here's the full itinerary:
- Seattle, US
- February 6, 2020 | 6:30pm
- Paris, France
February 5, 2020 | 6:00pm
February 7, 2020 | 5:30pm
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
February 12, 2020
McLaren HQ, Woking, UK
February 13, 2020
February 17, 2020 | 5:00pm
- February 19, 2020
February 8, 2020
February 8, 2020
- February 8, 2020
The Concept One, while not pushing any boundaries in terms of performance or form factor, does exhibit OnePlus' newfound obsession with ECMF (electronic colors, materials, and finish) technology, which incorporates electronic components into the external design of the phone.
The end result is something like the electrochromic glass panel found on the Concept One, whose opacity can be adjusted on the fly to make the cameras underneath it 'invisible'.
If you're one of the lucky few living in those ten cities, you can head over to OnePlus' forums for instructions on how to RSVP for the upcoming events.
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