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A kind of x-ray vision: The “super power” of the new OnePlus 8 Pro

The OnePlus 8 Pro was released on April 14 with the camera being one of the smartphone's strengths. But now the model looks like it has a kind of "super power": a filter that looks more like an x-ray, which works with black objects.

The Verge tried the "Photochrom" filter and clarified, however, that it was "very selective". To see the effect, it is necessary to aim at a black object, but it works only in case the plastic is very thin. Therefore, television remote controls are, for example, a good option. With the clothes, the result is not expected.

The news was made known through Ben Geskin's Twitter account in a video. But since then, many people have also tried the new filter.

This video from Unbox Therapy, for example, shows the feature in action. In this case with an Apple TV, a Switch remote control and a thin black sweater.

The Verge contacted OnePlus to understand how the filter works and whether it is actually an intentional resource. According to the website it seems that "it depends on the smartphone's infrared sensors that collect a type of radiation invisible to the human eye".

To show that it heard the users' requests, OnePlus offers the new smartphone with IP68 certification, but also the "best screen in the universe", in a 6.78-inch AMOLED display with 120 Hz refresh rate, a resolution of 3168×1440 QHD +. And for that to result in a better experience, OnePlus adds a "touch" of software that makes the videos even more fluid.

Also on April 14, the company announced the OnePlus 8, for those who want a small smartphone, but without sacrificing performance and design. The most modest camera system, with a triple configuration, 4K video and OIS and EIS stabilization, but less megapixels in total sensors. The main camera has a 48 MP sensor, but the Ultra Wide s has 16 MP.

Moreover, it shares many features with the "older brother", including the Snapdragon 865 processor and the 5G support. The battery has a capacity of 4,300 mAh and the same possibility of fast charging Warp Charge 30T, but without wireless charging.