Smartphones that debuted so far with flexibleThe screens used mostly technology features to turn a smartphone into a tablet. However, the company Nubia with its flexible smartphone Alpha chose a different path. The novelty looks like a "smart" watch, the display of which the user wraps around his wrist. True, in Nubia, the device was called a wearable smartphone, because you can make phone calls from it, as well as shoot video clips and take photos.
The concept was presented last summer. Now it is actively being marketed. As announced by the manufacturer, in China Nubia Alpha will be available in mid-spring. By the end of this year, she will travel to North America and Europe.
Prices start from a mark of 450 euros, or 510dollars. About the same cost will be a model that supports only Bluetooth and connects to a smartphone. Version with eSIM will allow you to use the device as a stand-alone smartphone. True, technology will not work everywhere. It will cost at least 550 euros, or 625 dollars.
From the filling of the new gadget is worth notingQualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor with 1 gigabyte RAM and 8 gigabyte internal memory. The battery capacity is 500 mAh, the resolution of the camera is 5 megapixels. The device will be able to track physical activity.
The novelty supports Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, and the versionwith eSIM - 4G LTE. Curiously, Nubia Alpha has its own OS that can limit its functionality. According to the manufacturer, the smartphone-watch will be able to function without recharging for up to two days. Which is much longer than most modern smartphones.
The device can also work with telephonecalls and video chat, display maps, exchange text messages. You can interact with it with movements (for example, holding your hand over the display) and touches.
OLED display is another Nubia Alpha feature. Its resolution is 960 x 192 pixels. When the device is worn on the wrist, the screen is bent. Experts are still careful in assessing whether it is worth paying $ 625 for this pleasure. Probably, it all depends on the personal preferences of the buyer.