nubia is set to unveil a new Watch product tomorrow, July 28, at the same time as it shows off the new Red Magic 5S gaming smartphone. nubia confirmed the announcement via the Chinese social media platform, Weibo, including two teaser images, plus the colorful Watch graphic.
Unfortunately, we don’t know much about the new nubia Watch other than some design cues from the nubia images. The Watch appears to be a slim design, similar in some ways to a fitness or activity band, with a curved wrap-around OLED display. There’s a rotational control crown on the side and what appears to be a ruler on the right edge. It also appears that the Watch will be constructed from a mix of 316L stainless steel (one of the more corrosive-resistant steel alloys) and aluminum, with a black silica strap design.
The nubia Red Magic 5S is the latest in smartphones built around the Qualcomm Snapdragon 865+ chipset, rumored to be backed up by up to 16GB of LPDDR5 RAM. nubia is including an active silver-plated cooling system, high-performance touch-sensitive shoulder buttons, and can be accessorized with a Wind Cooling Magic Box, which includes a larger, slower (and quieter) active cooling fan, a fast-charging USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
Perhaps the Watch is designed as a companion for the new nubia Red Magic 5S, handling notifications when the user is gaming on the smartphone? Or maybe used for gaming input or force feedback? We will find out tomorrow when nubia reveals all.