OnePlus will temporary disable ‘X-ray’ camera feature for future updates


OnePlus apologizes for the X-ray camera feature which concerns the privacy of the people and causes trouble to the OnePlus users and other Netizens; therefore, will remove the accidental functionality in the upcoming over-the-air update. It will also disable the camera feature that will be able to see through plastic and will make changes in the features with some limitations. It can see through plastic and clothing in its Chinese version of the Operating System until the next update is released but will leave it operational in the Global OS.

However, the company has confirmed that the “Photochrom” filter will not be able see through the thicker items.

“While we expect this camera gives users the power to urge more creative with smartphone photography, we also understand the concerns that are raised,” as said by the corporate on its English forum. “Therefore, we are already performing on an OTA that we’ll obtrude within the coming weeks to supply the Photochrom filter while limiting other functionality which will be of concern.”


The company said that they have disabled this function in the Chinese Version “out of an abundance of caution”, it also says that “false and misleading information circulating on social media in China.” Well, it’s not getting to disable the OxygenOS, which is that the company’s global OS .

The OnePlus 8 Pro was releases in the months of April but until the last week, no one noticed the capability of the camera. On twitter and YouTube, Ben Geskin showed how the filter can be used to see through the Apple TV’s black plastic housing, while Unbox Therapy observed that it could even see through an (admittedly thin) black T-shirt.

In the video clip, it is seen that the camera filter seems to capture infrared light which is not able to be seen through the naked eyes. This feature is generally used by the firefighters to see through the smoke, but is unexpected and inappropriate to be used in commercial products.

When, OnePlus 8 was first announced people had taken the filter lightly and didn’t like it much as it was unnecessary. It just gave an artistic color filter to the picture.


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