Nextbit Robin: The First Ever Cloud Based Smartphone

Android / Mobile / Tech

In a world where a perfect smartphone doesn’t exist, we only hold hope that it ever will. Enter the Robin, created by Nextbit, the company behind this new type of smartphone. A cloud based phone with a lot of awesomeness behind it.

To start off with, Robin will be running Android Marshmallow out of the box. Another perk is Robin adapts to the amount of storage you need. What that means is that the phone learns the apps you have and use and provides just the right storage space for you. Apps you don’t use as much will be saved to the cloud and can be downloaded at any time. Running out of storage? Let Robin help you with that. Apps and photos that you haven’t used or looked at in a while will be saved in the cloud. If you ever need that app or photo back, tap it and it’ll restore on its own.

This phone may not be exactly “perfect” for everyone, but it is one of a kind and does comes with some fantastic specs.

  • 5.2″ 1080p touchscreen
  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 SoC
  • 32GB internal storage with 100GB cloud storage
  • 3GB RAM
  • 13MP rear facing camera. phase detection auto focus with dual tone flash
  • 5MP front facing camera
  • 2,680mAh battery
  • Unlocked bootloader for ROMs

Also included with the phone are two front facing speakers, NFC, fingerprint scanner, quick charging, Bluetooth 4.0, and more.

Looking at that battery size may not be what people want to see, especially if they’re heavy users. Well, Robin manages power based on what you do on the phone even when connected to the cloud. The phone runs backups when the phone is charging and connected to WiFi. You do have the ability to have it back up even when not charging and connected to WiFi.

The design is pretty nice looking too. Thin just like an iPhone with the look of a Nokia (Windows Phone) device and HTC’s build quality.


Nextbit Robin Design

You’re probably asking about price by this point. The price is $399, but there’s a promotion that each backer will receive $50 off full retail, while the first 1,000 backers will receive $100 off retail (already gone). What you’ll be receiving with the phone is the charging cable, a special sim tray, and additional online storage.

Do you think the Nextbit Robin smartphone will be a hit and get more than enough backers to be manufactured? Don’t forget to leave your comment below, or on Google+, Facebook, or Twitter.

  Source: Kickstarter
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