Nextbit Robin Closes Kickstarter Campaign With $1.3M Raised

There has been a number of major newcomers to the Android smartphone world this year and there are still a few more to come. One of those which will be landing in owners hands soon enough is the Nextbit Robin. This was a smartphone which was only announced at the start of September but very quickly gained traction with the Android masses. Once the announcement came through, a Kickstarter campaign began and almost immediately hit its total. In fact, it managed to hit its total of $500,000 within one day. This was then followed by the news that it had doubled its total in about two weeks, after having passed the $1 million maker. Well, now that September has come to a close, so has the Kickstarter campaign. And in quite an impressive manner.

Overall, the Nextbit Robin secured $1,362,343 in backing during the Kickstarter phrase. This equated to 3,611 backers in total. If you are interested to know where the biggest backers came from, then it was the U.S. who was the overall biggest backer. They were followed by Canada, Japan, Hong Kong, the UK and Singapore (in descending order). As such, it looks like the Robin is a device which is seeing great demand in a number of countries across the Globe. Of course, since the Kickstarter campaign started, Nextbit have seen quite a lot of demand from users in the U.S. who were not with either AT&T or T-Mobile (who the Nextbit was originally intended for). The demand was high enough that Nextbit did subsequently announce the Robin would be released in another variant which was also compatible with Verizon and Sprint. Not to mention, thanks to a contest the company held, there will also be a new 'Electric" blue colored variant added to the color availability.

In terms of the actual specs, the Nextbit Robin comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p display. Inside, the Robin offers 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage and is powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor. There is a 13-megapixel camera on the back, a 5-megapixel camera on the front and a 2,680 mAh battery powering everything. Not to mention, the Robin comes with a focus on cloud storage and offering 100GB to make sure that 32GB internal storage never ends up full.

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