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Nextbit Announces Robin, their First Smartphone

September 1, 2015 - Written By Alexander Maxham

We’ve known for a little while now, that Nextbit was going to announce their first smartphone today. And now we have it. It’s the Nextbit Robin, and it never runs out of storage, according to Nextbit. According to their press release, they have integrated the cloud right into the Android OS. And it’s done seamlessly, and expands your storage online so you always have the space you need for what you want most. Nextbit says that by tapping the potential of the cloud, Robin delivers more than just its specs. The new smartphone from Nextbit can adapt to your storage needs, and automatically optimizes the space on your phone when you need it.

According to Nextbit, Robin learns the apps you use and the space you need. Robin then offloads everything else to the cloud, freeing up more room for your files. The smartphone also backs up your apps and photos to the cloud whenever you are connected to power and WiFi. It’s also very easy to restore the the photo or app that was offloaded. Just tap on it, and boom it’s there.

As far as specs go, Nextbit has the Snapdragon 808 powering Robin. As well as 32GB of storage and 100GB of storage in the cloud. There’s also 3GB of RAM, and a 2680mAh battery. There’s a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS display as well. We’re looking at a 13MP rear-facing shooter, and a 5MP front-facing shooter. There is also a fingerprint reader inside the home button here. It includes NFC, Bluetooth 4.0, WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, and Quick Charge. Finally, it does have USB Type-C as a connector.

 

 

Beginning today at 7:00am PDT, Nextbit’s Robin will be available on Kickstarter. For those that want to back it early, you’ll be able to grab Robin for just $299, while it’ll retail for $399 when it launches early next year. The goal of the Kickstarter is $500,000 and it has 30 days to to reach that goal.

The Nextbit Robin is a very, very interesting phone. We’ll have to pick one up and put it through its paces and see how well the cloud really works, seeing as we don’t always have WiFi or a data connection.