tech2 News Staff
26. February 2019 21:43:21 IST
Folding displays and 5G-compatible smartphones saw the annual Mobile World Congress (MWC) hosting a host of new and innovative products from various smartphone giants this year ,
The new Foldable Phones from Samsung and Huawei, the Galaxy Fold and Mate X has a flexible folding design that transforms the phone into a phablet. Although these smartphones have a unique design, the form factor makes them difficult to use on their own. However, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer managed to combine these flexible displays into a smartwatch. The new smartwatch, known as Nubia Alpha, has many features that are very similar to those of an Android smartphone.
The Smart Wearable has a flexible 4-inch OLED display with a resolution of 960 x 192 pixels. Nubia claims the smartwatch has 230 percent more screen space than standard smartwatches. According to the company, the Nubia Alpha can be bent 10,000 times and is water resistant.
He is powered by a Snapdragon Wear 210 processor. The Nubia Alpha Smartwatch includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB of internal memory. It has a 500 mAh battery that can deliver up to 48 hours of standby time. The smartwatch also has a camera that houses a 5 MP 82-degree wide-angle sensor. It is strapped like a bracelet and has two buttons on the right edge for navigation.
An interesting feature of the Nubia Alpha Smartwatch is the gesture control, which allows users to flick up or down with one finger or swipe left or right the device. The watch has an alphanumeric T9 dialer for entering text. It runs on Nubia's custom Android-based operating system, which supports motion gestures and scrolling through the key information of the smartwatch.
The Nubia Alpha Smartwatch was unveiled at the IFA last year and re-presented at the Mobile World Congress (MWC 2019) this year. The smartwatch supports 4G with eSIM and comes with a built-in speaker. Nubia has released two versions of the Alpha version – a Bluetooth version that connects to a phone and a stand-alone eSIM version. The Bluetooth Only Black variant will be available in April in the North American and European markets, while the eSIM variant will be released in China in April. In terms of price, this version of the Nubia Alpha Smartwatch starts at around 449 EUR (about 36,200 Rs). The variants of eSIM Black and 18K Gold start at 549 EUR (about 44.300 Rs) or 649 EUR (about 52.400 Rs).
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