Nubia has bridged the gap between the laptop and the smartphone with the Nubia Alpha, a device with all the features and functionality of a phone, but that wraps around the wrist like a fitness band .
Unveiled by Nubia at its press conference at MWC 2019, the Nubia Alpha is a strange hybrid device, rather fascinating.
Nubia has bridged the gap between the laptop and the smartphone with the Nubia Alpha, a device with all the features and functionality of a phone but that wraps around the wrist like a fitness monitor. Its 4-inch 960×192 OLED screen follows the wristwatch around the wrist, covering about half of the wrist.
The Nubia Alpha does not exactly have smartphone specifications, with 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory, and only 500mAh, but with a flexible 4-inch OLED screen, it does not really need it. The device is even equipped with a 5MP front camera, so it comes with all the features of your phone.
Nubia suggests that the device will last 1 to 2 days of regular use, or a week in standby, test that we will test when we get our hands on it for an exam.
You can use Alpha to call and send SMS, and use various apps and the Internet without a smartphone connection, which sets it apart from many other fitness trackers that connect via Bluetooth to your smartphone. Instead, it uses eSIM technology, so it will not necessarily replace your phone.
The Nubia Alpha uses Nubia's own operating system, designed more like a portable operating system than a smartphone. An interesting feature of this system is Air Traffic Control, which allows you to scroll or rewind through a menu only through hand gestures.
If you use portable devices for their fitness tracking, the Alpha has all the necessary features, such as heart rate monitoring and sleep tracking. He can also store and play music with the help of Nubia pods. These wireless headphones are launched with Nubia Alpha and are connected to the device.
There are two versions of launching the device: the Bluetooth and eSIM models, the latter being available in a gold version. The Bluetooth model will be launched at a price of € 449 (around $ 510, £ 390, AU $ 710) in Europe, North America and China in the second quarter of the year.
The eSIM versions will be available a little later. They will be released in April in China, followed by cryptographic "Q3" for Europe and "Q4" for North America. The black version will cost $ 549 (about $ 620, £ 475, AU $ 870), and for 18 carat gold you will pay $ 649 (about $ 740, £ 560, AU $ 1,030).
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