Nubia Alpha is ready for sale: a hybrid of a smartphone and a watch with a 4-inch display for $ 520

Brand Nubia today in China announced the start of sales of Nubia Alpha - an unusual device that itself

manufacturer refers to the category of "mobile phone and bracelet." This is a hybrid of a smartphone and smart watches, which was presented at the MWC 2019 at the end of February.

What it is

At first glance, this is a smart watch, but with a screen that is significantly larger than other models. Installed here is a 4-inch flexible OLED-display with an aspect ratio of 36: 9 and a resolution of 960 × 192p.

Representatives of the company say that the screen is quite durable: during the tests for strength, he successfully survived 100,000 cycles of bending, straightening and twisting, as well as falling from a height of 1.2 meters.

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Inside the Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor in conjunction with1 GB of RAM and 8 GB of internal memory, as well as a 500 mAh battery, one charge should be enough for 1-2 working days and a week in standby mode. There is also a 5 megapixel camera, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and protection from water.

From the smartphone Nubia Alpha borrowed largedisplay, the ability to make calls and receive and send messages, from the bracelet - heart rate sensor, gesture control, measurement of the user's physical activity and sleep tracking.

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When and how much

In China, the device will go on sale April 10 andwill cost $ 520. There will be a special version in the case with 18-carat gold, but more expensive - for $ 670. Next Nubia Alpha will go to conquer the United States, Asia and Europe.

True, if in China they sell models withsupport eSIM, then only the Bluetooth version will be available in the international market. Of course, for this money you can buy a good Chinese flagship, but after all, Nubia relies on the unusual design of the device, and not at all on its capabilities.