NextBit puts you on Cloud 9 with Robin at Rs 19,999

robin front and back

San Francisco based Nextbit, the creators of “cloud first” Android phone, today unveiled its flagship smartphone ‘Robin’ in India. The smartphone sets a new industry benchmark with a bold design and a unique cloud-based smart storage feature. Robin will be available on Flipkart starting 30 May, 2016 at a price of Rs. 19,999.

robin front and back
With elegant rectangular lines and colorful soft-touch polycarbonate, Nextbit Robin is a step above conventional metal bodies. Additionally, the smart storage feature combines 32 GB local storage and 100 GB cloud storage in a new way to “never run out of space.” Robin boasts the latest Marshmallow update 6.0.1. for the most up to date and secure experience.

robin does not run out of space

The smartphone delivers optimum sound quality from its dual front facing speakers along with audio enhancements by Arkamys.

robin in hand
Speaking on the occasion, Tom Moss, CEO and Co-Founder Nextbit, said “India is home to the second largest smartphone market in the world and it’s hard to ignore. Robin’s premium design and performance are a natural fit for such a demanding market. Our commitment to fast OS updates and our unique smart storage is perfect for people who constantly want more from their phone.”

robin on display
Shankar Parasaram, Head of India operations for Nextbit Systems added, “We are very excited to introduce Robin to the India market. With a unique combination of premium design, smart storage with 100 GB online space and near stock Android experience, we can connect with the aspirational values of Indian users, while addressing storage limitations so many of us have experienced.”

Nextbit Robin is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, with 3GB RAM, 32GB onboard and 100GB online Storage. It has a 13MP rear facing camera with phase detection autofocus, 5 MP front facing camera and a dual tone LED flash. With a sleek 7mm body,designed around a 5.2 inch screen shielded with Gorilla Glass 4.

Robin also proves to be a great music device with dual amplifiers and front facing speakers to provide exceptional sound quality. It supports fingerprint identification which is integrated with the power button on the side. Nextbit Robin supports GSM, HSPA and LTE Bands.


Robin runs on a premium Qualcomm® Snapdragon™808 processor. Its battery is engineered to get you through the day, and its camera is optimized for taking incredible photos and videos.
– 5.2” IPS LCD 1080p, Gorilla Glass 4
– 2680 mAh
– 13MP rear–facing with phase detection autofocus, dual tone flash
– 5MP front–facing
– CPU: Qualcomm® Snapdragon™ 808
– Memory: 3GB RAM / 32 GB onboard /100 GB online
Additional Specs
– Dual front facing stereo speakers
– Fingerprint sensor
– Quick charging
– Bluetooth 4.0 LE
– GPS enabled
– WiFi A/B/G/N/AC
– GSM 850/900/1800/1900
– HSPA 850/900/1700/1800/1900/2100
– LTE Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28

All in all, an interesting entry into the VFM segment with a focus on never running out of space. It generated quite a buzz when in development and now the team has got the pricing and the experience right. The audio amplifiers are a nice touch. Let us see how this one does when it goes on sale. The users have been waiting for this one every eagerly now!

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