Nextbit Robin ‘Cloud-First’ smartphone now available for pre-orders

Nextbit Robin- The TeCake

The smartphone manufacturing startup, Nextbit has unveiled Robin which is a pioneer of ‘cloud smartphones’. Nextbit was founded by two ex-Google employees and its team consists of veterans from Apple Inc. and HTC.

The ‘Cloud-Fist’ smartphone comes with a 32 GB of inbuilt storage with external storage support. However, it offers 100 GB of cloud storage, which allows users to upload data up to 100 GB on its cloud service and download whenever required, without any hassle. The magic of the phone lies in its smart feature, which automatically uploads lesser-used media files such as videos and photos to the cloud. Additionally, if a consumer crosses the 100 GB cloud storage limit, the company will extend the storage for free!

With an impressive set of features, the phone is a worthy competitor in Rs 30K to Rs 40K price segment. As it is priced at $399 but reaching India, it would cost around Rs. 30,000 including shipping charges and other customs. It is up for pre-orders on its official website in Mint and Midnight color variants.

For the project, the company had received crowd funding from Kickstarter for financial support and expected to get an amount up to $500,000 (~Rs. 3.26 crores). However, it had received an overwhelming response and collected $1,362,344 (~Rs. 8.9 crores) in funding.

On specs front, the handset features a fingerprint sensor and dual front facing speakers. While, the latest USB type – C support makes a way for new generation connectivity and data transfer. Thus, the phone has a lot to offer and it is a worthy contender in the range.

The Next Robin is fronted with a 5.2-inch full-HD display with 1080×1920 pixels of resolution, packed in a funky plastic body, along with a 5-megbitapixel of secondary camera. Meanwhile, the back panel features a 13-megapixel primary image capturing solution. Out-of-the-box, it will be running on Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which is supported by a Qualcomm’s hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It is fueled with a 2680mAh of battery.

Nextbit claims that Robin is completely carrier and bootloader unlocked, which allows the users to flash their own custom ROMs.

Tech Specs for Nextbit Robin

 Camera  13MP rear and 5MP front camera
 Chipset  Qualcomm MSM8992 Snapdragon 808
 RAM  3 GB
 Display  5.2-inch full HD display
 Battery  2680 mAh
 OS  Android 6.0 Marshmallow.
 Storage  32 GB, 100GB+ on Cloud
First published on: Oct 25, 2015, 5:51 PM

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