19 September 2018
Nubia, a Chinese smartphone maker introduced a concept device at IFA 2018. Nubia likes to call it the “World’s Most Advanced Wearable Smartphone.” This is actually a prototype device, named Nubia Alpha and it includes some features of smartphones as well as smartwatches.
The Nubia Alpha has a bendable display which is also the touchscreen. It has metallic exterior and a camera lens is positioned to the top right corner. The bendable display is actually the company’s proprietary Flex display with bright, colorful and easy to read screen. Overall, the design isn't compelling and it could have been better.
Nubia didn’t disclose the specifications of the device as they might change over the time, considering this is just a prototype. But it has reportedly said it will share more details before the Nubia-A is released in Q4 this year.
Nubia Alpha lets you make calls, all thanks to the built-in 4G connectivity. The device also includes some smartwatches’ features, so you would also see as a fitness tracker that includes heart rate sensor and more related things like a pedometer. The camera on the device lets you take pictures. You can also do video calls but adjusting at a certain angle only and this could be cumbersome.
The magnetic pins can also be seen at the bottom, which could work as a possible charging option.
Nubia A is just a concept for now but it’s reportedly coming out soon.