Your next smartphone could be used on your wrist.
The Chinese manufacturer of Nubian phones launched a prototype device that is part of the smart watch and part of the smartphone.
Named Nubia Alpha, its creators consider it the world's most advanced portable smart phone & # 39;
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Your next smartphone could be used on your wrist. Chinese handset maker Nubia released a device that is part of the smart watch and part of the smartphone, called Nubia Alpha.
WHAT CAN THE CLOUD OF NUBIA DO?
- Make and receive calls with 4G network connectivity
- Play music and videos
- It can act as an exercise tracker
- Take photos or place video calls
- Show notifications
- It can be used to pay for purchases
- It includes a function & # 39; Find my phone & # 39;
The gadget tries to make reality the science fiction dream of a screen that wraps the user's wrist.
Nubia Alpha, which was presented at the IFA 2018 conference in Berlin, uses the & # 39; Flex & # 39; screen, patented by the firm, which is a large organic LED panel.
The screen is inside a plastic box and a metal bracelet that features traditional watch links.
It runs on an Android operating system, Engadget noted, and it has all the essential functions of a smartphone for the user at your fingertips.
So far, it has basic functions such as the ability to make or receive phone calls thanks to 4G network connectivity.
It also tracks health data, such as your steps, can be used to control music, pay for purchases and has a Find My Phone feature in case you have lost your iPhone.
Nubia Alpha also has an integrated camera that can take selfies or be used to make video calls.
Nubia Alpha, which was presented at the IFA 2018 conference in Berlin, uses the & # 39; Flex & # 39; screen, which is a large organic LED panel
Despite its somewhat awkward appearance, users have reported that the device is still light and not too heavy when worn on the wrist.
Although the Nubia Alpha was put on a striking screen at IFA, ZTE's spin-off did not disclose any details about the device's specifications.
We still do not know what the resolution of the screen is, what kind of processor it uses, nor its memory and battery life.
The company says these things are likely to change in the coming weeks as the development of Nubia Alpha increases.
Although the Nubia Alpha was put on a striking screen at IFA, the ZTE spinoff did not release any specification. It is not clear what the resolution of the screen is, or what processor it uses
Despite its somewhat awkward appearance, users have reported that the device is still light and not too heavy when worn on the wrist. The specifications of the device are still unknown
In addition, the device is still in the early stages of development, according to the company.
Still, it aims for Alpha to be ready for launch before the end of the year in China.
It could also be ready for its global launch in late 2018.
Nubia noted that the Alpha will probably have a price in the same range as the smartphones that are currently on the market, so in other words, it could cost as much as $ 1,000.
That could be a detractor for some consumers, since currently the device can not run Android applications without each developer formatting their application for the Alpha's extended screen.
Nubia noted that the Alpha would probably have a price in the same range as the smartphones that are currently on the market, so in other words, it could cost as much as $ 1,000.
It comes when Samsung and other smart phone manufacturers have been bothering the folding phones.
This week, Samsung said its folding smart phone could go on sale in November.
If Samsung releases a folding phone, the event could serve as an indicator of whether consumers are on board with the flexible screen trend and, in turn, devices like the Nubia Alpha.
FOLDING PATENT OF SAMSUNG
Samsung previously received a patent for a radical design that allows a phone to be doubled.
It could lead to a phone that can be easily transformed into a tablet, simply by unfolding it.
A complex hinge allows the device to fold in half
When it is folded, the device looks like a wallet, patent drawings have been shown
The document shows a narrow Samsung device with a screen that folds and folds like an old-school mobile phone with a large hinge.
The device is described as something that can be bent or semi-automatically deployed.