Back in September 2015 a small phone maker called Nextbit has started a crowdfounding campaign on Kickstarted for a phone marketed as “Cloud-first”. The public was so hyped by the new phone that the campaign reached its found goal of $500k in the first 12 hours after the launch and completed its $1 million goal within a fortnight. The Robin was released on the market in February 2016 and it as received with mostly good reviews.
A limited number of Nextbit Robin units were offered on the US market at a price of $299 for the early Kickstarter bidders and now the phone is widely available in the country at a price of $399. The company announced today that as of next month, the Cloud-first Robin will also become available for purchase on the Indian market. For the time being they refrained from offering any details about the pricing, as that information will probably be revealed only when the smartphone goes live for sale in the country.
The main selling point of the Nextbit Robint is the innovative cloud storage app backup. Nextbit offers 100 GB of storage with the purchase of each Robin which will be used to back up and archive the apps you are not using for a long time to reduce the internal storage of the phone. Your photos and videos are also backed up to the cloud at a resolution specified by the user.
In case you are wondering what’s underneath the hood of the Nextbit Robin you might want to know that the smartphone features a 64-bit hexa-core 1.8 GHz Snapdragon 808 processor mated with an Adreno 418 GPU and 3 GB of LPDDR3 RAM, while sporting 32 GB of on-board storage besides the 100 GB of cloud storage offered by Nextbit. The smartphone also comes with 5.1-inch IPS LCD screen with Full HD (1080 x 1920) resolution and 424 ppi pixel density, while being kept alive by a 2,680 mAh battery that should be enough for a full day of moderate usage.
On the back of the phone there’s a 13 MP main camera with phase detection autofocus, dual-LED flash, and 4K UHD video recording support, while the front panel accommodates a 5 MP secondary shooter for your video calling and selfie needs. Robin is 149 mm tall, 72 mm wide, and only 7 mm thin, while weighing in at 150 grams.
Will you grab the Nextbit Robin when it becomes available in India? How much are you willing to pay for it? Please let us know in comments.