In the last month, Nextbit, a tech major based in San Francisco, announced that it is the creator of the very first cloud-based Android smartphone to be launched in India. The smartphone, Nextbit Robin, is now official.
Nextbit has priced the Robin smartphone at Rs 19,999. It is exclusive to Flipkart. The smartphone is open for pre-booking from today and it will be available from May 30.
Nextbit Robin... Pretty Impressive Specs
The Nextbit Robin smartphone boasts a 5.2-inch FHD IPS LCD display with 1920 x 1080 pixels that features Corning Gorilla Glass 4 protection.
It is powered by a 2 GHz hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor that is teamed up with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB native storage space. While there is micro expandable storage support, the smartphone gets 100 GB free cloud storage.
A 13 MP rear camera snapper is present at the back with dual-tone LED flash and phase detection autofocus. At the front, the device features a 5 MP selfie shooter. The connectivity aspects on board the Robin smartphone include 4G, Wi-Fi, NFC, and Bluetooth.
There is a USB Type-C port and a 2,680 mAh battery that can be charged quickly with Qualcomm's Quick Charge 2.0.
Security is Assured with inbuilt Encryption
The Nextbit Robin smartphone comes with built-in encryption that enhances the security on the smartphone. It ensures that data is synced as well as transmitted securely. The data is encrypted on the server for the security reasons.
Nextbit OS is quite smart
The Nextbit OS integrates the cloud and the Android platform. It adapts to the way you use it, so the experience of working with it keeps getting better. It makes the Android platform secure and convenient.
Whenever the smartphone is connected to Wi-Fi, it will sync the contents to the cloud in order to free up space on the Robin smartphone. There are four small lights on the back that notify you that the Robin is involved in solving the storage issues.
In fact, the Robin smartphone will get to know that you will run out of storage space months in advance. It will continually sync the apps and photos. As it syncs on Wi-Fi by default, you need not worry about excess data usage or battery drain.
Whenever you need space, the OS will archive things that you use occasionally. This way, it ensures that you have enough space when you need. It can also free up space in the airplane mode as all are synced.
The archived apps can be restored in just a click. This is the case even with the photos you take using the Robin smartphone. The pictures are downsampled to the resolution of the screen and the full-size version of the snaps will be saved in the cloud.
Power button doubles as fingerprint scanner
Nextbit Robin carries an innovative and eye-catchy design. It features a fingerprint scanner that is integrated with the power button. If you press the power button and leave the finger on it for a second, you can unlock the smartphone.