Nextbit, the company known for launching a cloud-first Android phone has finally decided to enter the Indian market with their ‘Robin’ smartphone. They will launch the handset in the week of April 25th, however, an exact date is yet to be decided.

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Unveiled back in 2015, the Nextbit Robin focuses mainly on its cloud capabilities that can sync user data as well as installed applications with Nextbit’s own cloud storage. Touted as the phone that never runs out of storage, the Marshmallow based custom software packed in the Robin can intelligently remove applications that have not been used for a while. Users can get them back with their respective data whenever they want, however, for the process to be smooth, you must have a connection that is quick enough to perform these tasks. There are also four LEDs on the back that indicate when the data is getting synced.

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As far as the specifications are concerned, it flaunts a  5.2″ IPS 1080p display, Snapdragon 808 coupled with 3GB of RAM, 32GB internal storage with 100GB free cloud space and there’s also a fingerprint scanner housed under the power button present on the right side. Other features include a USB Type-C port, 2680mAh battery, stereo speakers, 13MP rear and 5MP front cameras. Even if you run out of that 100GB storage, Nextbit will increase it without any additional costs. The design is also one of the major aspects of this phone with dual-tone colors. It comes with an elegant slab design, although, we’re not yet sure which variants Nextbit will bring in India.

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The handset has been received well across countries where it is available right now. Priced at $399, Nextbit Robin will definitely catch some eyes that are exhausted of seeing traditional non-interesting phones. Price at the end will be the key for this to be successful as the majority of buyers won’t spend a hefty price for a startup company.


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Shubham is based out of Ahmedabad, India and is studying to be a Computer Engineer, while specializing in mobile applications. He loves covering what's new in the smartphone space and aims to make it his primary profession some day.