The model of Nubia’s “wearable smartphone” that was on show final 12 months at IFA was an unwieldy factor. This 12 months’s mannequin of the Alpha, nonetheless, is actually a step in the appropriate course.
It’s nonetheless cumbersome, as far as smartwatches go, however at very least, you may in all probability stroll down the road within the factor, with out stopping visitors.
Particulars are fairly scant in the meanwhile. The Shenzhen-based smartphone maker promised extra data at a press occasion later tonight (Barcelona time), so we’ll be dropping them in right here as they arrive.
Meantime, this does really feel like a logical subsequent step for this expertise, past the straightforward sandwich clamshells we’ve been on the present thus far. The human physique is a humorous, weirdly formed factor, so why not simply wrap it up in OLEDs and be performed with it?
TCL clearly had comparable concepts when it was working by means of early ideas of its personal demos, which included a cellphone that wraps across the wrist. In fact, that kind issue is just not doubt considerably tougher to drag off than the inclosed model right here. And in contrast to TCL’s mockups. This factor is probably going truly coming to market some level quickly — in China, no less than.
Between this, a mini 5G cellphone and the latest twin display screen handset, Nubia can be an attention-grabbing firm to observe within the coming years.