Nubia opened reservations for the Nubia Alpha on its online store as well as other leading Chinese e-commerce platforms such as JD.com, Suning, and Tmall.
Nubia Technology showcased its Alpha wearable smartphone at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona in 2019. On April 1, 2019, the company announced that it will be formally launching the wearable in China on April 8, 2019. Furthermore, the company announced that early birds will enjoy six interest-free installments and a free Bluetooth headset with their purchase. However, the company has not disclosed any information regarding the pricing of the wearable. The pricing and availability details will be disclosed during the launch of device.
Although Nubia is marketing the Alpha as a smartphone, it is more of a smartwatch. The wearable smartphone features a 4.0-inch flexible AMOLED display with 960 x 192 resolution and a 5:1 aspect ratio. The wearable operates on the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 quad-core chipset clocked at 1.1 GHz with an Adreno 304 GPU. As for memory, the Nubia Alpha includes 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard storage. However, there is no micro SD card slot for further expansion.
Furthermore, apart from the large flexible display, the other major highlight of the wearable is its 5MP camera with an f/2.2 aperture lens. The internals of the wearable are powered by a 500mAh capacity battery, which is claimed to help deliver up to two days of battery life with regular usage. In terms of software, the Nubia Alpha operates on the manufacturer’s custom Android-based operating system. Apart from a standard Bluetooth version, the Nubia Alpha will also be sold in a variant with eSIM support.
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