The OnePlus 8 Pro X-Ray (Not actually X-Ray) filter is rather impressive, to say the least. However, it also raises a few privacy concerns as to how it can be used. And it's no surprise as you can use it to see through some thin clothing.
That's quite possibly why OnePlus announced that they are going to remove this feature in a future OTA update.
The OnePlus 8 Pro X-Ray "Filter" and its Inevitable Doom
In case you haven't heard about it, the OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a sort of color filter camera. This "special" camera can capture infrared light and create some cool effects with it.
The thing is that the very same camera can also see through some very thin plastic - and also through some types of very thin clothing.
This obviously raised a lot of concerns for some. After all, clothing such as very thin bikinis that stick to human skin may potentially be see-through with this color filter.
The famous YouTube channel, Unbox Therapy did put this to the test by placing a box behind a shirt and you can definitely see many details that are invisible to the naked eye.
The see-through capability is fun to play with for looking through controllers and gadgets that use thin plastic. But it also raises privacy concerns.
According to OnePlus, there has been quite a lot of misleading information on social media about this subject and that's why they are going to be temporarily removing the filter for the Chinese variants.
OnePlus also announced that they are going to sort of limit the functionality of this filter after it's re-launched. For now, the global models are unaffected. But, we can safely assume that all models will receive the aforementioned, probably software-related limitation.
That's all for now. Feel free to drop a comment if you want to ask any questions.