Earlier this year, Nextbit announced its plans to launch a phone in India at the end of April. However, the company had to wait for regulatory approvals in the country.
Now, the company is all geared to launch the cloud-based smartphone Nextbit Robin in the country on May 25. As of now there is no word on the pricing of the Robin smartphone in India but is priced at $399 (approx. Rs 25,000) in the U.S.
In the U.S. market, the Robin was launched on Amazon US and we can expect it to be launched on Amazon India. Initially, it was launched on Kickstarter and it easily managed to surpass the goal of crowdfunding in a couple of days.
Nextbit Robin is a first of its kind phone with cloud technology
Being a cloud-based smartphone, the Nextbit Robin will use cloud technology to free internal memory space of the device. This is possible as it lets users backup the unused app data to cloud storage.
The phone will never run out of memory as it will backup data to the cloud when connected to Wi-Fi. The users need not delete anything to download an app or shoot a video.
100 GB free cloud storage
Nextbit Robin is bundled with 100 GB of free cloud storage space. Those who want more space can purchase additional storage as well.
There is a choice to pin apps ensuring that the data will not be removed when there is a space crunch.
Aimed at creating a pure Android experience
Nextbit aims to create an experience that is similar to pure Android with its Robin phone. Also, it has assured to push timely updates to this cloud-based phone.
Fingerprint sensor is integrated with power button
The design is innovative as the power button and fingerprint sensor are integrated. Pressing the power button and leaving the finger on it for a split second will unlock the Robin. There is no need for complicated swiping and passwords.
Nextbit OS is smart
The Nextbit OS integrates the cloud and Android rendering a better user experience. It is an Android phone with an advantage as it is secure and convenient.
The pictures that are taken are downsampled to the screen resolution but they are linked to the full-sized version that is saved on the cloud. So, the internal space is freed up.
Built-in encryption makes things secure
The in-built encryption feature of Android secures the data on Nextbit Robin. The data is synced and transmitted securely. Also, it is encrypted on the server for security purposes.
FHD display makes Nextbit Robin great to look at
The Nextbit Robin features a 5.2-inch FHD 1080p IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glass 4 protection. Under its hood, there is a Snapdragon 808 processor teamed up with 3 GB RAM and 32 GB native storage space.
Dual-tone flash makes snaps bright
This cloud-based phone boasts a 13 MP main snapper with dual-tone flash and phase detection autofocus. At the front, there is a 5 MP front facer as well.
Other specs include USB Type-C port, NFC, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and Quick Charge 2.0 feature as well.