This year’s MWC had a lot of revolutionary techs to offer. Not only we have seen the first foldable mobile phone, Samsung Galaxy F, but there is also the first smartwatch with a bendable screen. This unique device is ZTE Nubia, and it comes with an OLED flexible display, a camera, and eSIM support. Furthermore, ZTE claims that Nubia α (Alpha) comes with most features seen on a proper Android phone.
The specs are pretty impressive, and they include a Snapdragon Wear 2100 SoC, 1GB RAM, and 8GB of internal storage. This smartwatch runs on a custom operating system and has a 500mAh battery to boot. Concerning the display, Nubia Alpha has a 4-inch (960×192 pixels) flexible OLED display, which makes for 230% more screen space than a standard smartwatch, as the company claims.
Nubia Alpha strap is like a bracelet and it allows users to make and receive calls, shoot photos and use applications. It also implies the usual set of smartwatch sensors, including the heartbeat meter. The custom operating system this smartwatch has built in also recognizes motion gestures, so you can control the smartwatch by just doing gestures in the proximity of the device. However, there are also two knobs on the right side to help in navigation. Nubia Alpha also supports 4G connectivity via eSIM, a T9 keyboard for typing text, and has a built-in speaker as well. The camera boasts a 5-megapixel 82-degree wide lens with f/2.2 aperture.
This very interesting device will start selling in April. With the specs very close to a proper smartphone, we expect the price to follow that accordingly.