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Boasting features such as reverse charging, a 120Hz display, and 5G, the OnePlus 8 Pro has gained plenty of praise. It also has a quad-camera setup that includes a 5MP color filter lens that’s able to see infrared light, thereby adding a unique look to shots, but users have found it also has some limited x-ray-style qualities.
Owners took to the forums with evidence of the OnePlus 8 Pro’s ability to see through thin or tinted plastics, allowing them to photograph the electronics inside. It had been reported that the same feature could see through certain clothes, though that's been disputed by people who've tested it.
To protect itself from any legal repercussions, OnePlus took to Chinese social media site Weibo to announce that “In order to eliminate the impact on user privacy under possible extreme circumstances and eliminate everyone ’s concerns, we decided to temporarily disable the filter function through software upgrades.” The update arrives later this week.
For those who enjoy using the color filter lens to add interesting effects to their photos, rather than trying to see through skirts, OnePlus says it will use “new technical solutions” in the near future to bring the feature back.