Nextbit, a brand floated by few former employees of Apple, HTC and Google, has revealed its first smartphone – the Nextbit Robin which is now available for pre-order and is shipping internationally including to India. The handset has a price tag of $399 or about Rs 26,000 in terms of current exchange rates and if you want it to be shipped to India, you have to pay additional $70. This means you will end up paying about Rs 30,000 for the phone if you import it to India.
Is it worth it?
Well the Nextbit Robin does look quite attractive in blue-grey and blue-black colour combinations and bezel-less design. Its 5.2 inch display has full HD resolution and Corning Gorilla Glass 4. It has the powerful Snapdragon 808 processor. The phone offers huge 3 GB RAM, 32 GB built in storage and a micro SD card as well. The company is highlighting its cloud storage space as its USP.
“Robin has the cloud integrated right into Android OS, and its perfectly tuned hardware is optimized to take every advantage of it. That means Robin is always prepared. Whenever it’s plugged in and on Wi-Fi, it backs up your apps and photos. And when you need space, it archives the things you use least, so you always have space for what you want most,” says the company on its product page.
The device actually has 100 GB of cloud storage space.
Besides, the Nextbit Robin has a 2680 mAh battery, 5 megapixel front camera, 13 megapixel rear camera with dual tone flash and phase detection autofocus. The single SIM Robin has fingerprint sensor, dual front speaker, NFC, USB Type C port with quick charging facility, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, GPS and WiFi (b/g/n/ac). This 4G smartphone will ship with Android 6.0 Marshmallow.