The first appearance at the IFA 2018 event, Nubia has surprised media and technology users by a unique smartphone smartwatch device called Nubia Alpha. Possessing a special design thanks to flexible OLED screen is the current trend, combined with many smart features of a smartwatch and smartphone, Nubia Alpha is a device "exclusive" and "weird" Most users can search smart market devices.
Nubia Alpha is sold with 2 main versions including a standard version and an eSIM-supported version for the Chinese market. The Nubia Alpha we have on hand today is the standard version that only supports Bluetooth connectivity, currently priced at 449 USD, equivalent to 10.5 million.
The back of the box prints some information about the device
The micro-USB charger cord comes, quite unfortunate when the device does not use the more common Type-C connection
Nubia Alpha has a rather "bunker" design with a fairly large curved screen
This screen is 4 inches in size, super wide 45: 9 ratio with 192 x 960 resolution, using flexible OLED panels. Nubia claims the screen has a durability of up to 100,000 bends
The front of Nubia Alpha is also equipped with a small camera
This camera has a 5MP f / 2.2 resolution, which supports shooting and video recording (10 seconds limit)
The camera application of the camera is also integrated with color filters available. In terms of quality, it can't be demanded much on a wearable device like Nubia Alpha.
Several photos taken from Nubia Alpha's camera
The left side also has a sensor that helps control the device without touching the screen. This feature seems to be very unstable
Right side is 2 Back and Home function keys and recording microphone
The left edge is the speaker range, this speaker has a quite small capacity
The back is the location where the sensors track health and charging pins
When plugging the charging dock, it looks like this
Because of its size, Nubia Alpha is suitable for those with medium and large wrists. Otherwise it will look unbalanced
Nubia Alpha makes full use of claw gesture manipulation
Adjust the volume directly by manipulating the screen
As a smart wearable device, Nubia Alpha will also integrate user health monitoring features, as well as support exercise regimes.
Nubia Alpha also supports the voice features of a smartphone, including calling and texting
The version we have is Bluetooth only, so we will only be able to control smartphones with voice features on Nubia Alpha. With an eSIM version, the device can operate independently
The device fully supports the modes and connections
To connect to a smartphone, users need to download the Nubia Wear app on Store and perform automatic pairing via QR Code, or manually pairing with Bluetooth
After pairing, you can use Nubia Alpha to make calls and text directly on the device
Nubia Alpha's dial screen
Or type a message with a traditional T9 keyboard. Due to the relatively small screen, typing will be quite hard
Or even synchronize music from smartphones and listen to music directly on Nubia Alpha
Nubia Alpha is equipped with 2100 Snapdragon Wear chip, 1GB RAM and 8GB ROM, no memory card support
Overall, for those who are looking for a full-featured 2-in-1 smart device with a smartphone, Nubia Alpha is not a bad choice. However, this device is still not a substitute for traditional smartphones, because not everyone needs a wearable phone and has a "bulky" design like Nubia Alpha, not to mention support. This device is limited in many respects.
After all, with Nubia Alpha, this will still be a unique and slightly "different" product line, as we are too bored with traditional smartphone and smartwatch devices at the present time. And perhaps users will have to wait a long time to be able to see wearable devices that can replace smartphones perfectly.
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