We previously covered Nubia–α wearable “smartphone” in 2018. The device was basically a smartwatch with a long curved display, and at the time was at the prototype/design stage.
There’s now a similar, but more refined Snapdragon Wear 2100 powered Nubia Watch with a 4.01-inch AMOLED flexible display that has recently launched on Kickstarter. It’s unclear whether it’s related to the older prototype, as the company claims to have conceptualized the watch in October 2019.
- SoC – Qualcomm Snapdragon Wear 2100 (8909Q) quad-core Cortex A7 processor with Adreno 304 GPU
- System Memory – 1GB RAM
- Storage – 8GB storage
- Display – 4.01-inch AMOLED flexible 2-point touchscreen display with 960 x 192 resolution covered with Schott glass
- Bluetooth 4.1
- GNSS – GPS, GLONASS, Beidou
- Sensors – Accelerometer & gyroscope, pressure sensor, heart-rate sensor, geomagnetic sensor
- Misc – Power button
- Battery – 425 mAh Lithium battery good for up to 7 days (power saving mode) or 36 hours (more active daily usage) on a charge; 85 minutes charging time
- Dimensions – 125mm (length) x 41.5mm (width) x 14.2mm (height)
- Weight – 98 grams
- IP Rating – IP54
The watch ships with a skin-friendly silicone wrist band, and a user manual. The first includes sport features like in a fitness tracker with walking, running mode, heart-rate monitoring, sedentary reminder, etc… as well as other features such as calendar, weather, find my device, customizable watch faces, GPS tracking, etc…
The campaign has been relatively popular so far, with close to $200,000 US raised and 9 days to go. Rewards start at $199, or a 50% discount over the expected retail price, for the watch only. There’s also an optional $39 napa leather strap. Shipping adds $30, and backers should get their package ship in October 2020 barring any delays during mass production.