24 April 2019
Nubia had unveiled the Alpha smartwatch earlier this year at the MWC 2019 event. Now the Nubia Alpha has hit the shelves in China, and as of now, there is no information when the watch will be launched in other markets. Nubia has stated that they plan to make the watch available in Asia, Europe and North America as well. The Nubia Alpha with eSIM will remain exclusive to the Chinese market, while other markets will get the Bluetooth variant.
Nubia has partnered with Visionox to manufacture the flexible display that is made up of 11 layers. It has a 4.01-inch flexible OLED display with 960 x 192 pixels resolution. Under the hood, the watch is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC coupled with 1GB of RAM. It has 8GB of onboard storage as well. The smartwatch runs on Alpha OS (αOS).
The wearable packs a 500mAh battery which can last easily for a couple of days depending on the usage. The watch has thick bezels on either side of the display with sensors. It has a 5MP rear camera with 82-degree wide-angle view and f/2.2 aperture. The smartwatch comes with unique features including a sensor on the side to track air gestures. It has eSIM technology, which gives 4G LTE connectivity. Apart from this, it has GPS and a heart rate monitor for tracking fitness-related activities.
The Nubia Alpha with eSIM support is priced starting at CNY 3499 (approx. USD 520) and its 18K Gold variant comes with price tag of CNY 4499 (approx. USD 670 / INR 46,500). The watch will be available from April 10th in China.