Nubia might be really onto something with its latest device, or it could be attempting a new version of Will.i.am's ill-fated smartcuff.
The company, which started getting recognition with its dual-screen Nubia X phone and Red Magic Mars phone at CES, is now trying its hand at wearable devices. It is at MWC 2019 to unveil the Nubia Alpha, something it described as a wearable phone with a flexible display. The Alpha most notably features a 4-inch, wrap-around screen and connectivity through Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and eSIM.
That means the Alpha will let you text, call, and access the internet without needing to be tethered to a separate device. The Alpha also packs a 5-megapixel camera. To take a picture, just tap on the screen. Or, if you want to take a video, you just long press. Other specs include 1GB of RAM, 8GB of onboard memory, a 500mAh battery, and a Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor.
Nubia said the Alpha is water-resistant. You can get the Alpha with an anodized stainless steel body available in black, or there's a 18K gold-plated version. There's no word yet on pricing or availability, but we do know Alpha is also introducing a pair of Nubia Pods earbuds alongside the Alpha. It's also debuting something called Nubia Mini 5G at MWC. This is a 5G-compatible phone.
We'll bring you additional information about the Nubia Alpha, Nubia Pods, and Nubia Mini 5G as we learn more.