Advancing further with respect to the Nubia Alpha presented at the beginning of last year, the Chinese company surprises us again with the nubia watch, a flexible display device designed more than to bend, to adapt to the shape of our body. Although more than a smart watch, given its wide range of functions, it almost seems more correct to speak of a flexible smartphone wrapped around the wrist.
The difference between the two devices is somewhat subtle, but quite important. The biggest one is that the screen surface is now bent at some angle at the “top” and “bottom” of the center part of the screen. Probably helps reduce pressure and strain in the flexible material and even reduces the movement that the screen can make, potentially improving its durability.
In this way, the resulting device is aesthetically more in line with what would be expected from a smart watch, also adding the new option of exchanging the straps with silicone or leather materials, abandoning the use of metals for the time being. Although the use of aluminum for the watch face will be maintained, which will be completed with a 4.01-inch flexible AMOLED display with much thinner bezels compared to the Nubia Alpha, and that allow you to reduce your weight to just 98 grams.
As for its interior, the Nubia Watch will be powered by the chipset Snapdragon Wear 2100, 1 GB of RAM, and up to 8 GB of internal storage. In addition, we will have a 420 mAh battery that, in the absence of consumption data, should offer good autonomy. Although also interesting will be the basic added features of smartphones, among them include the support for microphone, WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS and eSIM, with which we can make calls without the need to be connected or carry a phone on top.
In addition to design changes, the nubia Watch offers what you would expect from most smartwatches, such as activity tracking, heart rate monitoring, and even mobile payments. Unfortunately, the latter feature appears to be limited to Chinese payment services for the time being.
At the moment the Nubia Watch has only confirmed its launch in the eastern country, with a sale price of 1,799 yuan (approximately 220 euros) and availability for next week, next August 5.
Thus, although at the moment there has been no news on its possible international availability, considering the fact that Nubia Alpha was sold worldwide, expectations seem to be favorable. And it is undoubtedly a really interesting device, and one of the most notable changes that have occurred in smart watches in recent years.