Nextbit has finally made good on its promise to release the cloud-first Nextbit Robin smartphone available in India. Priced at Rs. 19,999, and will be available exclusively on Flipkart starting Monday.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, the cloud-focused Android device is now out for general public – sales to kickstarter from May 30 for about $297. Colors include both the Mint and Grey options, and it would be good to know that you can already make a purchase of NextBit Robin on Amazon with international shipping, if you live outside India.
About NextBit Robin, it offers a 5.2-inch IPS 1080p display, 3GB of RAM, a Snapdragon 808 SoC, 13MP + 5MP camera combo and a 2560mAh battery package. Worth noting that apart from the 32GB of internal storage, the smartphone comes with 100GB cloud storage, which is the best selling feature. By syncing cloud and merging on-board storage, the device backs up apps and media files, intelligently archives the bundle that are not frequently used, later easily restores them when needed.
The whole cloud-front Nextbit Robin runs on Android 6.0.1 Marshmallow out-of-the-box. Whenever the hardware is plugged in and connected to WiFi, it syncs with the cloud automatically and create extra space on the handset. There you got four tiny lights on its back that let user know that Robin is syncing. Connectivity options also includes fingerprint sensor on the Home button that comes with USB Type-C port, supports 4G LTE.
Specifications In Brief
- 5.2-inch (1920×1080 pixels) IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection
- Hexa-Core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with Adreno 418 GPU
- 3GB RAM, 32GB storage/100GB online
- Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- 13MP rear camera with PDAF, dual-tone flash
- 5MP front facing camera
- Fingerprint sensor
- Dimensions: 149mm x 72mm x 7mm
- 4G LTE, WiFi 802.11a/b/n/ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC, USB Type-C Port
- 2,680 mAh battery with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0
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Speaking on the occasion, Tom Moss, CEO and Co-Founder Nextbit, said, “India is home to the second largest smartphone market in the world and it’s hard to ignore. Robin’s premium design and performance are a natural fit for such a demanding market. Our commitment to fast OS updates and our unique smart storage is perfect for people who constantly want more from their phone.”
Shankar Parasaram, Head of India Operations for Nextbit Systems, added,
“We are very excited to introduce Robin to the India market. With a unique combination of premium design, smart storage with 100 GB online space and near stock Android experience, we can connect with the aspiration values of Indian users, while addressing storage limitations so many of us have experienced.