Meet the crazy nubia-α, a cell phone on your wrist


Do you remember that nutty Lenovo wrist phone concept that was slapped to wrap around the hand of its wearer during a presentation last year, and touted as the future of mobility? Well, Nubia, an offshoot brand of ZTE, has created a similar wearable phone, but it's not in the concept stage anymore, and will reportedly be released next quarter.

As you can see in the promo video above, the device sports a flexible screen, likely of the OLED variety, and 4G LTE cellular connectivity, so you can answer calls, use apps, and browser notifications. If you say that's a glorified smartwatch, we'll beg to differ, as it's a glorified smart bracelet. 

We kid, but it's not clear yet what this thing runs, we just know you can communicate and run apps from your wrist, and there is also a largish camera that can shoot high-res photos. In addition, the nubia-α sports a special proximity sensor that can adjust the screen orientation for the right angle no matter how you look at it. Sounds like a wearable winner, but we'll have to wait on all the specs and the pricing before we pass a verdict on this crazy wrist phone concept.

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7 Comments

1. Diego!

Posts: 878; Member since: Jun 15, 2009

Actually this is a very good idea! I'd like to try it out when available. This is where Samsung, Huawei, Vivo and Apple must go

2. worldpeace

Posts: 3135; Member since: Apr 15, 2016

Hope they make a version without a camera and remove that side bulge.

3. mikedemoda

Posts: 128; Member since: Mar 19, 2010

LOL!! Chinese tech junk at its finest... looks like a concept from the early 90's...

7. Loveneesh

Posts: 444; Member since: Jul 14, 2015

The only junk here is you.

4. Sparkxster

Posts: 1241; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

Looks amazing! Love seeing tech evolve!! It's amazing what people come up with.

5. cmdacos

Posts: 4313; Member since: Nov 01, 2016

Good idea but needs design refinement for both hardware and software

6. Nionx

Posts: 208; Member since: Oct 30, 2017

I'll try it when it's available. I loved my original gear s. It was a fully fledged smart phone on my wrist, apps, web browser and all. This seems the natural evolution of that device. Genuinely excited

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