The ongoing MWC 2019 saw a number of latest gadgets with the newest technological innovations being unveiled. Among all the trends, foldable smartphones are definitely the most talked-about one. And now, the first ever smartwatch that has a foldable screen has been showcased at MWC 2019, in Barcelona, Spain.
The first of its kind wearable has been launched by ZTE’s Nubia and it comes with an OLED flexible display, a camera, and an eSIM support. Dubbed Nubia Alpha, the smartwatch has a number of features that are usually seen on an Android smartphone. The key specifications of the wearable include Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor, 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal storage. The device runs on a custom OS and houses a 500mAh battery.
Coming to the detailed specifications of the smartwatch, it features a 4-inch flexible OLED display and according to ZTE, the Nubia Alpha has 230% more real estate than most other standard smartwatches that are available. The straps of the Nubia Alpha smartwatch are like a bracelet, and the device lets users make and receive calls, click pictures, and use various other apps.
The Nubia Alpha smartwatch comes with the usual gamut of smartwatch sensors including a heart rate monitor. Nubia has also announced that the wearable will go on sale starting April this year.
The Nubia Alpha smartwatch runs a custom OS which is claimed to help in motion gestures of the device. So basically, the device can be controlled via gestures in the air, however, you must do them close to the smartwatch. On the right edge of the smartwatch, there are two knobs for navigation and furthermore, the device has support for 4G connectivity via eSIM. The newly launched Nubia Alpha smartwatch is powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC clubbed with 1GB of RAM and it has an internal storage of 8GB.
The wearable has a 500mAh battery that is claimed to last up to a day or two on a single charge. It also has an in-built speaker and a T9 keyboard. On the camera front, the smartwatch comes with a 5MP 82-degree wide-angle sensor with an f/2.2 aperture.
The Nubia Alpha smartwatch has a stainless steel band in Gold and Black colour variants and according to the company, it is water resistant.
The smartwatch will be available in a Bluetooth version and an eSIM version. The Black Bluetooth variant of the smartwatch will be available in Europe and North America starting April this year at EUR 449, which is approximately Rs 36,200. The eSIM variant will be available in China in April at EUR 549 for the Black coloured variant, on the other hand, the 18K Gold model would cost around EUR 649.