After raising more than $1 million on Kickstarter, the Nextbit Robin is available to pre-order for anyone interested. Here's everything you need to know about the cloud-first smartphone including Nextbit Robin release date, price and specs. See also: 20 best phones of 2015.
If you find yourself constantly dismissing 'storage full' notifications on your phone then the Robin might be your redeemer. The firm, founded back in 2012, says it is 'supercharged with the cloud' so will avoid this frustrating problem.
"We made a smartphone that brings the power of the cloud to everyone with an integrated cloud OS. We made it because we’re tired of waiting on others. Because we believe in a cloud-first future. And because no one else was making the phone we wanted. This is the phone we want, and we think you’ll want it too. Smarter. Powerful. Bold. And, direct to you," said the firm.
Nextbit Robin release date and price
If you've just found out about the Nextbit Robin then you've missed the Kickstater project to fund the phone, but don't worry because anyone can pre-order it now.
If you head to the Nextbit store you can snap up a Robin for $399 ahead of its release date of February 2016. Unfortunately, shipping to the UK will cost a further $95.The total comes to around £320 with the current exchange rate.
There are also accessories which you can order including a quick charger for $10, cases from $25 and a cute vinyl sheep mascot for $40.
Nextbit Robin specs and features
As you can see, the Nextbit Robin looks a fair bit different to most Android smartphones and you can choose from Mint or Midnight colour options.
We'll come to core specs of the device shortly but the main feature of the Robin is the 'cloud-first' nature. What this means, according to Nextbit, is that the phone intelligently adapts to your storage needs.
The Robin has 32GB of internal storage so it's not like there isn't anything to play with. However, it will optimise the space based on the apps you use and space you need. Anything you don't use will be offloaded to the cloud – apps and photos will be uploaded when you're connected to power and Wi-Fi (by default anyway). You'll get 100GB of online storage to play with.
It's mostly about storage at the moment but Nextbit says: "We have big plans for future cloud-first features that will continue to intelligently enhance your experience by seamlessly adapting to how you live and work."
Back to the core specs of the phone and the Robin has a 5.2in Full HD IPS screen, a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM and the 32GB of internal storage we mentioned. It's also got a 13Mp rear camera and a 5Mp front camera.
There's also NFC, a fingerprint sensor, front facing stereo speakers, 11ac Wi-Fi and a 2680mAh battery.
Nextbit expects to ship the Robin with Android 6.0 Marshmallow and says it bloat-free so you won't find a single third party app installed. It will also come with an unlocked bootloader so you can easily load another ROM such as CyanogenMod.
You can get more info about Nexbit and the Robin here and see the full specifications below.
• Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
• Memory: 3GB RAM / 32GB onboard / 100GB online
• Screen: 5.2in IPS LCD 1080p, Gorilla Glass 4
• Rear Camera: 13Mp with phase detection autofocus, dual tone flash
• Front camera: 5Mp
• Battery: 2680 mAh
• Dual front facing stereo speakers
• Fingerprint sensor
• Quick charging
• Bluetooth 4.0 LE
• Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
• Dimensions: 149x72x7mm
• Weight: Approx. 150g
• GPS enabled