NextBit announces cloud first Android phone Robin

Following a report last month, NexBit has taken wraps off its new “cloud first” Android phone, called Robin. The phone is embedded with 100GB of free cloud storage that differentiates it from the Android lot.

Nextbit Robin

Robin sports a 5.2″ IPS 1080p display and runs on Snapdragon 808 chip with 3GB RAM. It runs on the latest Android 6.o Marshmallow OS and has a 32GB storage. The cloud first feature allows users to quickly offload apps, photos, and other content from the phone. It clears space on you phone by clearing off apps and photos that are not being accessed and automatically make room on your phone. An app that has been offloaded will show a grayed-out icon on the phone. The idea is that a Robin user should never run out of space while using it. Robin will also automatically backup your pictures and videos to cloud storage when on WiFi and can also free up storage on the phone. It comes with a fingerprint scanner and dual front stereo speakers.

NextBit Robin specifications:

  • 5.2″ IPS (1920×1080 pixels) display
  • Snapdragon 808
  • 3GB RAM, 32GB storage/ 100 GB online
  • Android 6.0, Marshmallow
  • 13MP rear camera with phase-detection AF and dual-tone flash
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • USB Port-C port
  • Dimensions: 149mm x 72mm x 7mm
  • 3G HSPA+ 850/900/1800/1900/2100, LTE (class 4) 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28, Wi-Fi A/B/G/N/AC, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC
  • 2,680 mAh battery, quick charging

Nextbit is selling the Robin through a Kickstarter campaign, which launches today and will last for 30 days. Early backers will get the phone for $299 for the first 1,000 devices; after those preorders, the Kickstarter price will be $349. Robin’s eventual retail price will be set at $399. The phone is available in Mint and Midnight color options. The first batch of Robins will ship in January next year, the next one is scheduled for February 2016. The phone will be manufactured by Foxconn.

Author: Sneha Bokil

Sneha Bokil is a tech enthusiast and is currently using OnePlus 3T but she still treasures her Nokia N70 (M). You can follow her on Twitter @snehabokil and on Google+