Nextbit Robin, an Android “cloud first” smartphone was announced back in September 2015 for $399 via Kickstarter. The device went on sale for $299 in USA via Amazon for a limited period. However, it was later available for the same price due to permanent price cut in USA.
Nextbit Robin was also launched in India back in May this year for Rs 19,999 (US $296 approximately). Now, Nextbit has announced a permanent $100 price cut for the device globally purchased via the official Nextbit website, so that the pricing feels equal for consumers in other countries as well.
Nextbit Robin Specifications
The Nextbit Robin features a 5.2-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display that is powered by a 1.8 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 64-bit processor along with Adreno 418 GPU. It has 3 GB of RAM and comes with 32 GB of internal memory along with another 100 GB of cloud storage. The device runs on the latest Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS out of the box.
Since it is a “cloud first” phone, it will allow the users to quickly upload apps, photos and other contents. If you do not use certain apps and photos, it will automatically get cleared. An app that has been offloaded from the phone will show a grayed-icon on the phone. The basic idea of Nextbit is that users using Robin should never run out off space. The smartphone will automatically backup data when connected to a WiFi network.
The Robin comes with a 13 megapixel primary rear camera with phase detection and dual-tone LED flash. It has a 5 megapixel front-facing camera for selfies and video calling. It is 7 mm thick and comes with a 3.5mm audio jack. It has the latest USB Type C port, comes with a fingerprint scanner and dual front-facing stereo speakers as well.
The Robin includes 4G LTE (Cat 4), 3G HSPA+, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac (dual band), Bluetooth 4.0 LE, NFC and GPS as connectivity options. The smartphone packs in a 2,680 mAh battery under the hood with quick charging feature.
The Nextbit Robin is available in Midnight and Mint color variants from the official website with worldwide shipping for $299 now. The company has also made standard shipping free of cost.