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They showed it at CES 2019, but it was at the present edition of the Mobile World Congress that Nubia finally showed off its flexible display bracelet phone. The Nubia Alpha is already a reality and we have been able to test it. In terms of design it draws a lot of attention, it is not a device that we are used to seeing, but it is not comfortable to wear.
The new device from the Shenzhen company is big, heavy, and bulky, but it has some cool things that others don't. wearables, as the possibility of making a selfie with it thanks to its 5 megapixel camera.
Also, it comes with several pre-installed applications as standard and at the moment it is not compatible with messenger apps like WhatsApp or Telegram, so we cannot receive notifications on it. However, since Nubia have confirmed that this compatibility will come with future updates.
Perhaps the most interesting thing about the device is that it works under an adapted version of Android that is capable of making the screen work by gestures, just by passing your hand over it we can access the menus and go back between them.
It is also compatible with wireless charging and has resistance to water and dust.
Nubia Alpha Specifications
- CONNECTIVITY Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, version with eSIM
- CAMERA: 5 MP, 82 angle, f / 2.2
- BATTERY: 500mAh
- STORAGE: 8GB
- OPERATING SYSTEM: Android modified
- PROCESSOR: Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100RAM: 1GB
- DISPLAY: Flexible 4.01-inch OLED display (960×192)
Nubia Alpha, price and availability:
The new Nubia will arrive in two colors: black and gold and will have two types of connectivity: Bluetooth connection and support with eSIM cards. The Bluetooth version will be released in April in China and selected markets, while the version with eSIM will only arrive in China in the same month.
The company has not announced the launch date of the Nubia Alpha with eSiM support to the rest of the markets, but it has confirmed that it will start at a price of 449 euros in its most basic version (black with Bluetooth) and reach 549 euros. in the higher version (gold and with eSIM), which could translate to about $ 500 and $ 620, respectively.
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