Verizon version of NextBit Robin goes on sale tomorrow

Verizon version of NextBit Robin goes on sale tomorrow
As this month began, we told you that NextBit had finally made its new smartphone official. The NextBit Robin features 32GB of internal storage, and 100GB of cloud storage which is integrated into Android. Apps that you don't use are stored in the cloud, and can be quickly restored onto your phone when needed. The handset offers a unique design.

Just the other day, we told you that NextBit is planning on offering a CDMA model of the Robin for Verizon and Sprint customers. Now, it turns out that the Verizon version of the handset can be reserved via Kickstarter starting tomorrow. The first 300 units will cost $299 with the remaining units priced at $349. Outside of making sure that the phone carries the proper bands, there is nothing different specs-wise between the GSM and CDMA models.

That means that the Verizon version of the NextBit Robin is equipped with a 5.2-inch display, carrying a 1080 x 1920 resolution and a 424ppi pixel density. The Snapdragon 808 chipset is powering the handset, which includes a hexa-core CPU and the Adreno 418 GPU. 3GB of RAM is inside. On back is a 13MP camera with phase detection Auto Focus and support for RAW. The 5MP front-facing shooter snaps selfies and handles video chats. A fingerprint scanner is embedded into the power button on the right side of the phone. The color choices are Midnight and Mint, and the device should ship in the first quarter of 2016.

The unit supports 4G LTE, Wi-Fi, NFC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity. And yes Virginia, those are front-facing stereo speakers. Actually, that is not much of a surprise considering that Scott Croyle, the man who helped design the HTC One series before he left HTC (hopefully he cashed in his stock when he left), is NextBit's head of design.




source: Kickstarter via AndroidAuthority

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22 Comments

1. downphoenix

Posts: 3165; Member since: Jun 19, 2010

This phone looks pretty nice. Is it available for GSM/LTE yet?

22. zeeBomb

Posts: 2318; Member since: Aug 14, 2014

Good o

2. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

SCAM ALERT!!!! Verizon has shunned how many big OEM devices from their network, but some no-name Kickstarter startup can get their device on VZW???? NOT GONNA HAPPEN.....

6. TerryTerius unregistered

Considering the people behind this are all former employees that worked for major companies (some in very high positions) with an extensive history with Android... I don't really see why that's such a stretch of the imagination to believe for you. They're not amateur newcomers.

11. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

This is to be a custom device that ONLY operates on Verizon's network. If it were 4g VoLTE only I could see that happening but this phone is also to be equipped with a CDMA radio and there are no restrictions on Verizon for blocking CDMA. Also how do you think a no-name, kickstarter funded, start-up will be able to accomplish getting a device on Verizon's network when bigger, well-known, established OEM's can't even get their devices to work on Verizon's network? Had they said any other carrier than verizon, whom happens to be the largest carrier,I might have believed it....

7. Br125

Posts: 14; Member since: Mar 11, 2015

I would imagine that it will work just like the non verizon branded nexus 6's. You can pop your sim in and it'll work, but if you log onto the website, you'll see that you're using a "non-vzw device." The only thing I'm curious about is getting voice and data to work, that took a little tinkering to get it done on the nexus 6.

12. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

The Nexus 6 is an unlocked device that can operate on any carrier network. With that said, this is to be a custom device that ONLY operates on Verizon's network. If it were 4g VoLTE only I could see that happening but this phone is also to be equipped with a CDMA radio and there are no restrictions on Verizon for blocking CDMA. Also how do you think a no-name, kickstarter funded, start-up will be able to accomplish getting a device on Verizon's network when bigger, well-known, established OEM's can't even get their devices to work on Verizon's network? Had they said any other carrier than verizon, whom happens to be the largest carrier,I might have believed it....

9. matistight

Posts: 932; Member since: May 13, 2009

How is it a scam if it real??? It is a fact, just because they've got rid of companies that aren't making them money does not mean this will be the same. You're the scam alert, by making it seem like this article is false.

14. o0Exia0o

Posts: 903; Member since: Feb 01, 2013

Really? This is a real device? You've seen it? You've had it in your hands? You've played with the OS? So an article came out a few weeks ago that said Google, a multi-billion dollar corporation, was looking in to the exact same thing; taking apps off hardware and running the from the cloud but some no-name, kickstarter funded, start-up who has NEVER built a device and beat GOOGLE to doing it? Are you really that brain dead? The Nexus 6 is an unlocked device that can operate on any carrier network. With that said, this is to be a custom device that ONLY operates on Verizon's network. If it were 4g VoLTE only I could see that happening but this phone is also to be equipped with a CDMA radio and there are no restrictions on Verizon for blocking CDMA. Also how do you think a no-name, kickstarter funded, start-up will be able to accomplish getting a device on Verizon's network when bigger, well-known, established OEM's can't even get their devices to work on Verizon's network? Had they said any other carrier than verizon, whom happens to be the largest carrier, I might have believed it....

20. TerryTerius unregistered

https://youtu.be/dCFX5SKEHq0 Yes, it's a real device.

21. TerryTerius unregistered

Like I told you before, the people that are making this have built or helped in the building of dozens of devices. From establish brands such as HTC. The lead designer is the man that designed the HTC One m7 and m8. Like I said, they're not random people that came out of nowhere. They are established in the industry. Besides that, you just have one day to wait and see.

3. Damon13

Posts: 3; Member since: Jun 02, 2015

324ppi on a 5.2-inch 1080 x 1920 display? Is that correct?

13. UglyFrank

Posts: 2191; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Should be 424 but it was a typo

4. carlemillward unregistered

PhoneArena should also do a Kickstarter campaign... now just to find the right people...

5. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Would have been a go if it had an SD card

8. troutsy

Posts: 378; Member since: Feb 17, 2012

It seemed like they put enough emphasis on the cloud in the linked video, but just in case you missed it.... THIS IS A PHONE FOR PEOPLE THAT WILL USE THE CLOUD FOR STORAGE.

16. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Cloud's not an option for me sadly.

10. matistight

Posts: 932; Member since: May 13, 2009

Is 32GB not enough for apps?

15. DeusExCellula

Posts: 1390; Member since: Oct 05, 2014

ive got 16gb of apps xd and growing steadily

17. Phonedingo

Posts: 399; Member since: Aug 16, 2014

Not concerned with apps. More like pictures, videos and music.

18. Commentator

Posts: 3722; Member since: Aug 16, 2011

Was thinking about picking up a Nexus 5X as my next Android, but I might forgo it for a Robin instead. Design-wise, I think this should have been the next Nexus.

19. PryvateiDz

Posts: 443; Member since: Jul 31, 2011

We're also coming up with an exclusive Kickstarter color. So everyone keep yourself updated on that. It will be a Kickstarter online special.

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