Nextbit Announces Robin: The First Cloud-First Smartphone [Video]

Nowadays, we’re seeing a great deal of brand-new entrants in the smartphone making company, generally focuseded on making budget plan phones that look excellent and do not cost an arm and a leg. Kickstarter is likewise a popular choice these days to launch these items, and it makes considerable sense.

A brand-new job graced the crowd-funding site today with the name of Robin, which is a brand-new smartphone courtesy of Nextbit. However, it stands out from all the rest in several other elements, which’s what we’re going to take a look at.

First of all, Robin is really great looking, regardless of its special design. We say special due to the fact that it’s rectangle-shaped with proper edges, not the round ones that we see on flagships nowadays. The color options are cyan+white, and black, and looks slick on the device. Second of all, the specifications are leading notch, with Android 5.1.1 Lollipop on-board. However that’s not it.


What Robin genuinely highlights on is its tight combination with cloud services. This combination is so tight that the backside of Robin actually has a cloud icon with 4 LEDs that blink to indicate when the phone is syncing with the cloud. The entire idea is to have a phone that basically never runs out of storage space, thanks to its tight integration with the cloud.

The makers of the device – – Tom Moss and Mike Chan, in addition to Scott Croyle – – are pedigree creators from Google’s Android job and HTC respectively, and aim to solve the problem of limited storage on today’s modern-day smartphones.

Robin 2

Robin users will get 100GB of totally free cloud storage thanks to Nextbit, and more plans can be purchased. The phone will wisely make space for things on your device (which has 32GB of onboard storage, by the method), like erasing APKs if you’re running low on storage while taping a video (and re-downloading when in need), saving photos to the cloud and keeping just shadow copies locally and so on. They say the real focus of Robin will be on cloud storage, and ensuring that you don’t ever require another storage medium again.

Robin cloud

Other specs of the device are fairly high-end. At the heart of the phone, is a Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB in-built storage, a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display screen, 4G LTE support, BT 4.0 LE, finger print sensor, 13MP/5MP shooters, dual speakers with amplifiers, and a 2680 mAh battery.

Robin by nextbit

Nextbit has actually required to Kickstarter for this because they want to get a fair concept of how lots of systems to produce in their preliminary, which is why their funding objective is a simple $ 500,000. Otherwise, their vision was effective enough to amass $ 18 million through Google Ventures and Accel Partners.

Once it appears in retail early next year, it will certainly cost $ 400.

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