At MWC 2019, we discovered Nubia Alpha…it’s not a smartwatch, but more than the enough. The Nubia Alpha is indeed a smartphone, which the manufacturer is preparing to launch in April. Many manufacturers have got this idea before, but still in the development stage. In 2016, Lenovo actually introduced a prototype called CPlus, similar concept. But unlike Nubia, Lenovo’s watchphone stayed wisely in the boxes.
Nubia’s Innovative Gadget
Nubia Alpha is available for testing at the Mobile World Congress currently being held in Barcelona. A final version already ready to be shipped to the Chinese market before a European and American launch in the coming months.
The Nubia Alpha takes the form of a rather thick bracelet, with a flexible 4.01-inch OLED display at the center. Powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2100, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, the smartphone watch from Nubia has a battery of 500 mAh. Sufficient, according to the manufacturer, to ensure a “one or two days” autonomy. Bluetooth compatible on the basic model, the Nubia Alpha will also be available in eSIM version. Indeed, with the Alpha, Nubia’s ambition is to completely shift the use of a smartphone on your wrist.
To do this, Nubia has equipped its device with a custom version of Android, which lets you do absolutely anything you can do from a classic smartphone. Make calls, watch a video and even take photos with a 5-megapixel sensor. Better, it is possible to send text messages with a keyboard.
Nubia will launch its Alpha next April in Europe and North America for $510 in Bluetooth version. The eSIM compatible version will wait until the third quarter of 2019 and will be displayed at $610.