Nextbit Robin, Cloud-First Smartphone, to Debut in India This Month


Nextbit has announced that its Robin smartphone will be introduced to the Indian markets sometime in April this year. The San Francisco-based startups Robin smartphone comes with a unique ‘cloud-first’ storage feature. Robin is the first ever Android smartphone that promises 100GB cloud storage to the users. While most smartphone users get flustered over 16GB of internal storage or less with limited options for expansion, you would never run out of storage space on the Nextbit Robin.

Originally launched back in 2015, on Kickstarter, the Nextbit Robin lets the user sync data and also installed apps with Nextbit’s own cloud storage solution. Additionally, the four LEDs on the back indicate that the data is getting synced and security within the phone is ensured with the fingerprint sensor.

The Robin runs a Marshmallow based custom software, which intelligently detects and removes apps that have not been used in a while. However, you can get them back if you want with the entire data still intact.

As for the specifications, the Nextbit Robin touts a 5.2-inch Full HD (1080p) LCD IPS display with Corning’s Gorilla Glass 4 on top for protection. The smartphone packs Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 808 hexa-core chipset under the hood, paired with 3GB of RAM. It also offers 32GB of storage onboard, along with the cloud backup.

The device houses a 13-megapixel rear camera with dual-tone flash and PDAF while there is a 5-megapixel shooter up front. The Robin sips its juice from a 2,680mAh battery with quick charging support and also features dual front-facing speakers. Its connectivity options include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, NFC, 4G LTE support, and a USB Type-C port.

Available in two colour options – Mint and Midnight, the Nextbit Robin is has a price tag of approximately USD 400. However, its price in India has not yet been revealed.

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