The flexible-screen future is looking closer than ever! Announced in February 2019 in MWC, the Nubia Alpha is the new best thing everybody’s talking about. This smartphone or smartwatch on your wrist has a flexible 4-inch display that wraps around your wrist. It runs on Android-based OS, features a built-in speaker, Bluetooth connectivity, and a 5MP camera. The OLED screen allows you to swipe and scroll navigations of apps.
Nubia is an offshoot of Chinese telecoms tech firm ZTE, which focuses on “high-end innovative smartphones to adventurous users who want to pursue new experiences and an enhanced quality of life”. The thing that will surprise you is the actual lightness of the Alpha, even if it looks really big. If you are a fan of big watches, this is your deal, but for everyone else, there is the technological advancement it represents.
What will you get? A heart rate monitor, and a gesture reader, a maps app, Alipay QR code payments, voice control, GPS tracking, a step counter, voice and video calling. The Nubia Alpha has a 500 mAh battery, and the smartwatch comes in two versions – an eSIM variant and a Bluetooth variant. The device is made of stainless steel and it’s available in two finishes, anodized black or real 18K gold. Coming out in April 2019.