Nubia Unveils Nubia Alpha – The World’s First Wearable Phone With a Flexible Display

On February 25, 2019, the global mobile-technology company Nubia will unveil their new device Nubia Alpha at the Mobile World Congress (MWC) in Barcelona, after being honored with several “best of CES” awards at the Consumer Electronics Expo in Las Vegas — with their groundbreaking dual-screen smartphone (Nubia X) and innovative gaming smartphone (Red Magic Mars).

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Nubia Alpha is a cutting-edge wearable device, with an innovative, flexible display. Thanks to a collaboration with Visionox, a leading producer of flexible OLED display solutions, Nubia has created a panoramic, 4-inch, wearable wrap-around screen (up to 230% larger than standard wearable displays).

In terms of industrial design, the Alpha is crafted from premium materials and is available in black and gold color. Constructed from anodized stainless steel, the gold variant features a band plated in real 18k gold. A unified internal structure means a sturdy, solid feel on the wrist. In regards to durability, the Alpha is water-resistant, and the flexible display is coated in strong, heat-resistant Polyimide.

Nubia α (photo source: Nubia)

As for hardware, the phone is powered by the Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ Wear 2100 platform. It boasts 1GB of RAM + 8GB of onboard memory, enough storage to hold over 1,000 songs, 2,000 short videos or 6,000 pictures. And due to a 500mAh battery, a single charge will provide 1-2 days of regular use (or up to a week of standby time).

Nubia alpha powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™
Nubia alpha powered by Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ (photo source: Nubia)

With Bluetooth, Wifi, and eSIM technologies, the Alpha allows you to send texts, make calls, and access the internet without the need for a separate smartphone device. It is also equipped with a 5-megapixel camera with UI shortcuts. To take a picture simply tap on the screen, and long press to record a video.

Other features include activity tracking, where you can monitor your heart rate, sleep quality, exercise, and more.

Nubia alpha with eSIM technology
Nubia alpha with eSIM technology (photo source: Nubia)

The Nubia Alpha will come in two versions; a Bluetooth version worth 449 euros ($510) and an eSim version. The eSim version will come in two colors, the black is priced at 549 euros ($623) whereas the 18K gold plated variant is priced at 649 euros ($737). It will enter the European market in the third quarter and in North America in the fourth quarter of 2019.

Featured photo credit to Nubia