OnePlus initially claimed that the color filter camera and associated Photochrom color mode for the OnePlus 8 Pro, accused of allowing people to see through clothing, would only be disabled in China pending an undefined fix. However, an Oxygen OS update disabling the feature globally was "inadvertently" rolled out. OnePlus has since pulled the update, according to the folks at Oxygen Updater, and a subsequent OTA will re-enable the feature.
OnePlus has announced that it will temporarily disable the "color filter" camera on the 8 Pro in a future update, but only the Chinese version of the phone running HydrogenOS will be affected. The camera, which is augmented with its ability to gather infrared light, was able to see through materials like certain plastics and even some kinds of cloth. The functionality will apparently return in the future when OnePlus can limit "other functionality that may be of concern."
The OnePlus 8 Pro comes with a fun extra "color filter camera" that processes infrared light in addition to visible wavelengths. With the help of some post-processing, it creates stunning and weird false-color images. That's not all there is to it, though. IR light is essentially electromagnetic radiation capable of penetrating certain materials other lightwaves can't, so the camera can be used for a neat party trick: It lets you see through some thin plastics and a few other materials.