This ridiculous bendable smartphone doubles as a watch

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The Nubia Alpha looks even uglier in real life.
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Bendable displays are all the rage at MWC 2019 and one company took the idea to the extreme with a new phone that wraps around your wrist.

Nubia revealed its Alpha Wearable Smartphone that blurs the line between smartphone and watch. Wearing a giant computer on your wrist seems like it’d be annoying and impractical. Nubia’s weird creation is an interesting idea but it looks more like the Infinity Gauntlet than a watch.

Looks at this ugly thing in action:

The Alpha Wearable Smartphone packs a 4-inch display with an ultra-wide aspect ratio at a resolution of 960 x 192. It’s powered by a Snapdragon Wear 2100 processor and packs 8GB of onboard storage. Nubia claims the flexible OLED display can be bent over 100,000 times so you don’t have to worry about it breaking any year soon.

There’s also a heart rate monitor and cameras on it. Nubia had to use a custom version of Android that supports photos, phone calls, texts and movie watching. Bluetooth and standalone eSIM versions are slated to launch later this year. You’ll be able to choose between black and gold color options with pricing starting around $600.