The Robin smartphone from Nextbit is coming soon. Remember that Kickstarter project we shared with you a few months ago, crowdfunding was a success as over a million doallrs were raised to put the concept smartphone into production. Not to be mistaken with the Robin 4G Tablet for Kids released the other day by EE, this Robin is said to be the first true cloud phone in the world from Nextbit–a startup that recently rebooted as a smartphone maker.
Nextbit has just listed the phone for pre-order so you can see for yourself what this one can do. Major carriers in the US will sook be adding the Robin to their lineup. Verizon followed T-Mobile and AT&T in asking Nextbit let them release the phone after customers demanded for it. So now, Nextbit will be offering three carrier options once the device is ready.
Generous backers who donated through Kickstarter will be the first batch to pre-order for the Robin phone. Promo price is $299 but after a period of time, it will start selling for $349. After a few months in January, it will be listed with a $399 retail price tag.
The phone seems to be hyped up simply because of the specs: 5.2-inch screen, Full HD (1080p) display, hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB RAM, and a 32GB internal storage. It’s called a cloud phone as it also comes with 100GB cloud storage account for each user. Device runs Android but is topped by Robin’s very own software. There’s a feature inside that automatically uploads content to the cloud especially those files that haven’t been used for a long time.
Nextbit Robin is available in two colors: Mint and Midnight. Other specs include a 2680 mAh battery, 13MP camera with dual LED flash, 5MP fronT-facing camera, Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, NFC, GPS, WiFi a/b/g/n/ac, and fingerprint sensor. Pre-order for the Nextbit Robin HERE.