The wearable smartphone Nubia Alpha is coming to the US with a gift for its biggest fans
The Nubia Alpha is for now a device in a class of its own. With its bendable 4-inch display and integrated camera, it’s the missing link between smartwatches and smartphone. We talked about its specs and features more thoroughly back when it was officially announced in February.
AirPods and Galaxy Buds and 6.5 hours of playback time, so it’s not something you’d want to pass on if you were eyeing the Alpha anyway.
The price for the Nubia Alpha is $449 in the States and 449 Euro for those living in the Old Continent. An important thing to note is that this is the Bluetooth version of the device. This means that calling and messaging can only be done if it’s paired to a smartphone. Nubia is still negotiating with carriers the support for the eSIM version of the Alpha, which will let you ditch your phone completely.
Without the eSIM functionality, however, the Nubia Alpha is more akin to a smartwatch than a smartphone you can wear on your wrist. Still, it’s an interesting device and if you’re the type of user that likes novelty, it might be a good fit.