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The flexible display-toting Nubia Watch launches internationally via Kickstarter

The Nubia Watch. (Source: Kickstarter)
The Nubia Watch. (Source: Kickstarter)
Nubia launched its second-generation flexible display watch in China at the start of August 2020, and it has been exclusive to that market since. Now, however, the OEM has broadened its availability by making it a reward on a Kickstarter campaign. It has attracted nearly 7 times its original goal at this point.

The Nubia Watch is the successor to this OEM's first-gen flexible-display smartwatch, the Alpha. This newer model boasts a 4.01-inch 960x192 AMOLED screen that covers a face-plate before also curving down around its wrist-conforming stainless-steel links. Therefore, its maker asserts that it should be more durable and functional than its predecessor.

It also now has its own Kickstarter page, by which Nubia is introducing it to other markets. The OEM is promoting it as a fitness wearable (it does have a heart-rate monitor, activity tracking and workout modes) as well as a smartwatch that requires much less scrolling to view text. It also has GPS and an IP54 ingress protection rating.

The Nubia Watch currently starts at US$199 on its new crowdfunding platform, which, according to the OEM, will be 50% of its eventual retail price. It should be noted that this is out of step with its Chinese-market price, whcih was 1799 yuan (~$219) at launch. In addition, there is no mention of eSIM support in this new international model, despite the fact this spec is found in the "domestic" units.


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Deirdre O'Donnell, 2020-08-19 (Update: 2020-10-13)