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Nubia Alpha

February 26, 2019.

Nubia Alpha.

Nubia Alpha. © Nubia.

Foldable screens aren’t just for telephones anymore. Other applications are being dreamt up, like Nubia Alpha’s smart watch, unveiled at Barcelona’s Mobile World Congress. The eSIM version could be thought of as an Android phone with a 960 x 192 OLED 4-inch screen that wraps around the wrist. But as a smartwatch, the Nubia Alpha naturally monitors physical fitness levels and tracks your heart rate. Its autonomy is said to be one to two days. According to Nubia, the screen can withstand 100,000 folds, for a life of 137 years at a rate of two folds per day. The Bluetooth model will be available in April for 500 USD. The eSIM version, for a cellular connection, will be available during the third quarter for 650 USD. Of course, it’s up to you to decide whether you want to weigh your wrist down with such a clunky watch.

Mashable, “Nubia’s Alpha watch phone is the most ridiculous gadget at MWC 2019.”

Ars Technica, “Nubia’s new wearable puts a 4-inch flexible smartphone on your wrist.”