There are hundreds and hundreds of different smartphones on the market and it’s a tough market to get into. With competition from Samsung, HTC, LG, Apple, and many many more, it’s not easy for a new company to make it’s presence known. However Nextbit is currently trying to do just that with their new smartphone, Robin.
Robin is a smartphone that doesn’t aim to offer the same old features and design. It looks to bring something new. The most notable way it does this is with it’s unique take on storage. Nextbit, the company behind Robin, wants you to rely not on internal storage and a microSD card, but on cloud storage. It does this without your need for action too. The “Smart Storage” feature allows the phone to automatically see how you’re using your device and decide where things should be stored.
Robin intelligently adapts to your storage needs, and automatically optimizes the space on your phone when it sees you need it. By learning the apps you use and the space you need, Robin offloads the stuff you don’t use to the cloud. So you can have everything you want (in the cloud), and just what you need (on your phone).
On the inside, this phone is just like any other phone. It has a Snapdragon 808 back by 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage backed up by 100GB in the cloud, a 5.2″ 1080p display, 13MP rear camera, NFC, Bluetooth, LTE, dual front facting speakers, USB Type C, and a 2,680 mAh battery. On the outside, the Robin does offer something very unique in terms of design. To be honest I’m actually loving the design more and more every time I look at it.
Robin is available today on Kickstarter for as little as $349 for early backers (the previously available $299 option is no longer available). You’ll be able to buy the Robin at retail for $399 when it launches next year.
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