Nubia Alpha smartwatch is a New Flexible Smartwatch
Hy guys this is Emej Ck from emejtech.com and this is the new Nubia Alpha. A SmartWatch smartphone hybrid that features this really cool flexible display. So what are you waiting for let’s take a look at the Nubia alpha? Well, here it is the new Nubia alpha watch phone hybrid with it’s a really cool flexible display. And I know you remember it from last year when Nubia showed it as a prototype. Well, the new Nubia alpha here is not a prototype.
This is the device that’ll go on sale this year it’s real. Okay, so the Nubia Alpha smartwatch here has two key highlights. There’s the design of course with the flexible display technology and as the fact that Nubia is marking the Alpha as a SmartWatch smartphone hybrid. a phone on your wrist. Let’s just ignore the hybrid functionality let’s focus on the design which I think is really really cool.
The curved display is wrapping the wrist and the stainless-steel body makeup for a premium look. And if this is not premium enough for you can always get the 18-carat gold plated version of the device. The display here is a big 4-inch touchscreen OLED display. Manufactured by vision ox a flexible screen specialist.
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And it seems pretty good I mean I’ve only played with the device briefly. But the been displayed does wrap around the wrist perfectly and it looks great. It’s a big display for a variable device and the curved flexible design makes up for a really cool experience. I mean you can watch videos on this thing and trust me it looks really really cool. Plus you can always do this and this is really satisfactory.
Having said that the big display means that the Nubia alpha is a slightly hefty device. I mean it’s not bad but I’m not sure if I’ll be comfortable wearing this. During heavy fitness activities or you know during sleep. I mind you the Nubia alpha does have all the fitness tracking features like heart rate monitoring, sleep tracking, etc.
Now, apart from all this, you must have noticed this sensor and this camera here right. Well, firstly the sensor here is for air control. This is a feature that lets you do different gestures to navigate through the device like this. Yeah as you can see it’s not very intuitive. I mean you could always use the touchscreen more quickly. But yeah it’s fun anyway.
Coming to the camera here it’s a 5-megapixel camera sensor. That lets you capture photos videos and even make video calls. I know what you’re wondering why a camera on a SmartWatch. Well, this is one of the features that make the Nubia alpha a hybrid. Yes, the Alpha is said to have all the features to be considered a phone on the wrist. This obviously the camera which needs to make video calls and capture some awkward photos with your face. Then there’s ECM support. So you can use 4G Internet connectivity from the device itself. And there are new beers own custom platform which packs in almost everything you want in a phone.
Nubia Alpha smartwatch: Menu bar
So on the first page, you get the time different toggles etc. And then there’s the next page which features different apps like phone, messages, gallery etc. Then there are pages for different Fitness features are the tools settings etc. So this is a feature-rich platform. But it’s obviously a limited platform. Since these are the only apps that are available on the device there’s no app store.
Nubia has said that they’re working with other companies to optimize popular apps like WhatsApp, facebook etc for this flexible display. So maybe it’ll have more apps on the device.
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Now all that is good but I have one doubt around the Nubia alpha. Look that Nubia alpha just seems a little underpowered for a device that’s supposed to be the SmartWatch smartphone hybrid. So the device is powered by the Snapdragon 2100 chipset which is pretty old plus it only has 1gb RAM 8gb of internal storage. And a modest 500 mAh battery under the hood. All of it sounds really underwhelming. To be honest, in a brief uses the Nubia Alpha smartwatch was smooth and nice. But yeah I’m a little skeptical about the performance.
Anyway, overall the Nubia Alpha smartwatch is a very interesting device. I mean the design and the flexible display on the new Nubia alpha is pretty impressive. It’s just so cool and so unique.
I’m not sold on the whole SmartWatch smartphone hybrid car. I mean I would be fine with the Nubia Alpha smartwatch as just a SmartWatch with a really cool design. But right now when it’s limited apps it does not live up to the promise of being a phone on the wrist.
Now coming to the price new gear plans to sell both the version and the Bluetooth version of the Alpha with prices starting at 449 and 549 euros.