American technology startup Nextbit, which shot to prominence in 2015 through a Kickstarter crowdfunding campaign, launched the company's flagship cloud-based smartphone Robin in India on May 25.
The USP of the device is users will reportedly get free 100GB cloud storage, and the phone, whenever connected to Wi-Fi internet will automatically syncs (with encryption) apps, videos, images and other forms of data with the cloud storage. The company has incorporated a light system with four LEDs on the device's back with a cloud's image, to indicate that the phone is undergoing syncing.
As far as hardware is concerned, Nextbit Robin boasts a 5.2-inch full-HD IPS LCD screen, Android Marshmallow-based custom Nextbit OS, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt memory and a 2,680mAh battery.
It also houses a 13MP camera with dual-tone flash and PDAF (Phase Detection Auto Focus), and a 5MP snapper on the front.
The company has confirmed that Nextbit Robin costs Rs. 19,999 and will be made available exclusively on Flipkart from Monday (May 30) in India.
The company had rolled out the new OS update to the Robin just a few weeks ago along with security features.
Considering the spec-list, Nextbit Robin will be pitted against the popular Xiaomi Redmi Note 3, OnePlus 2, Lenovo Vibe X3, Yu Yutopia, Moto X Style, LG Nexus 5X, the recently-launched Moto G4 Plus and Samsung Galaxy J7 (2016), among others.
Key features of Nextbit Robin:
|Display||5.2-inch full HD (1920x1080p) IPS LCD screen with Corning Gorilla Glass 4 shield|
|OS||Android Marshmallow based custom Nexbit OS|
|Processor||64-bit class Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core (ARM Cortex-A57 dual-core + ARM Cortex-A53 quad-core) CPU|
|Storage||32GB (in-built) and 100GB cloud storage|
|Battery||2,680mAh with Qualcomm Quick Charge 2.0 technology|
|Add-ons||Fingerprint sensor, single SIM slot (type: nano), Bluetooth v4.0, Wi-Fi (802.11 a/b/g/n/ac), USB Type C port, NFC (Near Field Communication), dual-front speakers with dual-amplifiers|
|Dimensions||149.0 x 72.0 x 7.0 mm|
|Colours||Mint and Midnight|