Barcelona, Feb 26: Chinese handset manufacturer Nubia is turning heads with its smartwatch "Alpha", that features a panoramic, four-inch, wrap-around screen and functions a lot like a smartphone, at the ongoing MWC 2019 here. Being recognised as a wearable phone, the device comes with an all-new custom-made wearable OS that supports air gestures, voice commands and multi-touch control. Powered by the Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 chipset, "Alpha" hosts 1GB RAM, 8GB internal storage and a 500mAh battery. MWC 2019: OnePlus 5G Prototype Smartphone Showcased at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona.
"Nubia has innovated the largest wearable flexible screen in the industry, up to 230 per cent larger than the standard wearable displays," the company said in a statement on Monday.
"With Bluetooth, Wi-Fi and eSIM technologies, the device allows you to send texts, make calls, and access the internet. We've also equipped the alpha with a 5MP camera with clever user interface (UI) shortcuts," the company added.
Other basic smartwatch features like activity, heart-rate, exercise and sleep tracking come in-built. MWC 2019: Sony Xperia 1, Xperia 10, Xperia 10 Plus Smartphones Launched; Prices, Features & Specifications.
Nubia launched Alpha alongside its first 5G-enabled smartphone, "Nubia Mini 5G", powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 855 processor and a SDX50 5G modem, "Nubia X" with full-sized, full-featured touchscreens on both sides of the device and gaming phone "Red Magic Mars" that won the "Best of Consumer Electronics Show (CES)" awards in Las Vegas last year.
The first version of Nubia's wearable smartphone will be its black Bluetooth variant, which would be made available in Europe and North America starting in April with an average global price of 449 euros (around $510), The Verge reported.