We have to admit that foldable smartphones have something to offer, and design is most interesting. However, Nubia wanted to be out of fashion, and in the WMC 2019 it presented the foldable smartwatch Nubia Alpha.
The device had been teaser by the company three weeks ago, via a trailer and a poster. On the trailer we saw a wearable smartphone, with a special design, and a flexible screen. As we had commented then, the final product could be different from what was shown in the video, and unfortunately we were right.
Nubia Alpha has a strange design, looks like it’s made of cheap metal alloys, and the color and bracelet options were not the best that the company could do. Nonetheless, the features of the foldable smartwatch may convince some to buy it.
Nubia’s foldable smartwatch has a 4-inch flexible OLED display, a 36:9 aspect ratio and a resolution of 960 x 192 pixels. The device uses the Snapdragon Wear 2100, has 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of storage space, 500 mAh battery, and runs a modified version of Android Wear 2.1.
There are also two versions of Nubia Alpha, one that uses eSIM, allowing us to connect to 4G LTE networks and make calls. The other version is connected to our mobile via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi internet.
In the rest of the features, Nubia Alpha has a 5 MP camera that can be used for video calls, cardiac dash sensor, walk track and sleep, and is made of Stainless Steel or 18K Gold.
The Bluetooth version of Nubia Alpha is expected to cost 450 €, and will only be available in Black Stainless Steel. As for the eSIM version, it will cost 550 € or if we want the Golden Edition we will have to pay 650 €. The device will be released in China in April, Europe in the third quarter of 2019, and in North America sometime towards the end of the year.