NextBit Robin is a new Android smartphone that wants to solve the problem of running out of storage space
posted by Florin T. / Sep 01, 2015, 10:49 AM
The idea behind the NextBit Robin is that "the cloud is integrated right into Android OS." The phone offloads unused apps and content to the cloud, and restores them only when you need them again. Data backups are automatically made via Wi-Fi, but you can also set up backups via cellular networks.
As you'll see in the images below, the NextBit Robin has an atypical design, and is based on Android Lollipop. NextBit doesn't say if Cyanogen is involved in any way in this project, despite the fact that, last year, the two companies announced that they'd collaborate to develop a "really cool" mobile product.
Storage space aside, here are the features of the NextBit Robin:
- 5.2-inch IPS display with 1080 x 1920 pixels
- Front-facing stereo speakers
- Fingerprint scanner (embedded into the power button on the right side)
- Six-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
- 3 GB of RAM
- 13 MP rear camera with phase detection autofocus, dual tone flash, and RAW support
- 5 MP front-facing camera
- 2680 mAh battery with quick charging capabilities
- Bluetooth 4.0 LE
- Wi-Fi a/b/g/n/ac
- Global GSM and WCDMA
- Global LTE (bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28)
HTC One M8.
You can already order the NextBit Robin via Kickstarter (check out the source link below). Early backers can buy the smartphone for $299 (limited to 1,000 units), and should get the device in January 2016. The retail price of the handset will be $399. Right now, the NextBit Robin is offered in only two color versions: mint and midnight. Perhaps an all-black version would have been a good idea, too.
So, is anyone interested in being the Batman to this Robin?
source: NextBit Robin (Kickstarter) via Re/code
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Aesthiscally this is the sexiest smartphone I've seen (ever) with such a mimalist design like this...heck I've never seen a finger print scanner like a dimple ever. Cooool!
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 10:52 AM 7
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We will have to agree to disagree on the looks... just my opinion. But I believe the article said that the finger print scanner is in the power button on the right side, not the little dimple things at the top and bottom in the front.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 10:58 AM 4
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Looks like an unrealistic render more than a real smartphone to me. But still looks nice
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 10:59 AM 5
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Looks like bricks to me and the idea is stupid. Having 2 SD cards like Saygus V2, will be always more efficient that any wireless connection
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 11:06 AM 9
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*This*. 32GB internal plus 100GB online. Why not just give the phone 128GB of memory to solve the storage issue?
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 12:37 PM 4
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But it's cheaper than sucking up your wireless data. Even so, the convenience of having your apps and data available at an instant is well worth the premium. Think about it - we fork out big dollars for phones with top-notch hardware because we can't stand it when our OS lags. Why then would anyone in their right mind want to put that lag back into their phones by having to wait to download what they want. Oh, and by the way - the premium the manufacturers charge for larger RAM capacity is artificially inflated. The manufacturing costs for 32GB vs 128GB isn't that extreme. But that's another subject :)
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 6:32 PM 1
This is the most unpractical phone design I have ever seen in my life. Yes, it looks good but it's gonna feel extremely bad in hand with it's sharp corners.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 11:07 AM 2
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this phone looks like a a sony experia z with a girly rubber case.
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 11:25 AM 1
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I really like the minimal feel... although I'd rather see a 616 in it instead of an 808 as weird as that sounds.. next gen midrange as opposed to last gen...high? midrange? low flagship? what is the 808 anyway?
posted on Sep 01, 2015, 1:03 PM 0
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