Robin, the cloud-centric smartphone from Nextbit, is now available for purchase. Amazingly, unlike any other device of its kind (you know, the semi crowdfunded kind), the Robin was not met with numerous delays or involved in any drama. Instead, Nextbit gave a target to customers, then actually delivered a product in that timeframe. For that reason alone, credit shall be awarded.
Priced at $399, Robin is not your average smart device. Instead of relying solely on built-in storage, Robin utilizes the cloud to load and offload non-used applications from your device. As each day goes by, the phone learns which apps you use the most, freeing up onboard storage whenever it can. It’s a new way of solving a problem that never quite existed (or has it?), unless you are the kind of person who refuses to purchase a device with anything more than 16GB of storage.
As for specs, Robin features a 5.2″ 1080p display, Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 13MP rear-facing camera, 32GB of onboard storage (plus 100GB of online storage), dual front-facing speakers, fingerprint sensor, USB Type-C, Nextbit OS built off of Android, and comes unlocked with LTE connectivity. Carrier compatibility is currently listed for AT&T, T-Mobile, and International markets.
Check out Nextbit’s “Getting started with Robin” video, and if you feel the need to buy one, follow the link below. So, are you contemplating the idea of picking one up?