It seems that everyone is releasing a foldable screen phone. Nubia, too — but it doesn’t believe a foldable should be a phone that turns into a tablet, but a phone that is a watch. We will finally know what it looks like at Mobile World Congress 2019.
There are not many details about this wearable phone, first teased last fall at the IFA electronics fair on Berlin, Germany.
Nubia has said that its intention is to make a real phone that wraps around your wrist, with a camera and a long flexible OLED strip that apparently features a sliding interface:
The Apple Watch Series 4 with LTE connectivity can make calls and send messages just like a phone. Coupled with AirPods, the watch can almost replace a phone except for the lack of camera and lower battery life.
But while the phone part of the Apple Watch seems like an afterthought, Nubia — which is known for thinking out of the box and taking risks — seems to be going all in with the idea of making a phone into something that you can comfortably wear it at all time on your wrist, camera included.
It will be interesting to see how this 80s-Casio-looking phonewatch works in real life. We will discover it in Barcelona, Spain, in less than two weeks