Nubia Alpha First Foldable Wearable Smartphone is ready for sale: Brand Nubia today in China announced the start of sales of Nubia Alpha – an unusual device that the manufacturer itself refers to the category of “mobile phone and bracelet.” This is a hybrid between smartphone and smart clock, which was presented at the MWC 2019 show in late February.
What it is?
At first glance, this is a smartwatch, but with a screen that is significantly larger than other models. Installed here is a 4-inch flexible OLED-display with an aspect ratio of 36: 9 and a resolution of 960 × 192p.
Representatives of the company say that the screen is quite durable: during the tests for strength, he successfully survived 100,000 cycles of bending, straightening and twisting, as well as falling from a height of 1.2 meters.
Inside Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor in conjunction with 1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, as well as a 500 mAh battery, one charge should be enough for 1 – 2 days of work and a week in standby mode. There is also a 5 Megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and protection from water.
From the smartphone Nubia Alpha borrowed a large display, the ability to make calls and receive and send messages, from the bracelet – a heartbeat sensor, gesture control, measurement of the user’s physical activity and sleep tracking.
When and how much?
In China, the device will go on sale on April 10 and will cost $ 520. There will be a special version in the package coated with 18-carat gold, but more expensive – for $ 670. Next Nubia Alpha will go to conquer the United States, Asia, and Europe.
However, if in China they sell models with eSIM support, then only the Bluetooth version will be available on the international market. Of course, for this money, you can buy a good Chinese flagship, but Nubia relies on the unusual design of the device, and not at all on its capabilities.