An Alternative To iPhones, Samsung Has Come: Robin, The Cloud-First Smartphone

An Alternative To iPhones, Samsung Has Come: Robin, The Cloud-First Smartphone
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Robin smartphone, the only cloud-first smartphone, is made by Nextbit, a company built by the intelligent minds who were also behind Android, Google and HTC. Robin prides itself as the first smartphone to “intelligently adapts” to its users’ needs. It automatically optimizes the space in the phone when it sees the user needs optimization. To put it simply, Robin is capable of adjusting its storage space according to the need of the one using it.


Robin is still listed at $349 on Kickstarter. As of press time, Nextbit has received pledge amounting to $580,000 that already exceeds its original goal of $500,000. The company still has 29 days left to go.

Nextbit is established by Tom Moss, who previously worked as Worldwide Head of Business Development and Partnerships for Android at Google until 2010; Mike Chan, who was a Software Engineer working on Android from version 1.0 through 3.0 (Honeycomb); Scott Croyle, who was SVP of Design and User Experience at HTC, leading the team behind the Evo, Incredible and HTC One M7 and M8.

Robin is unlocked and mobile networks vary by location. In the U.S., Nextbit phones work with T-Mobile and AT&T.

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Here is Robin’s specs:

Processor: Snapdragon 808

Memory: 3GB RAM / 32 GB onboard / 100 GB online

Screen: 5.2” IPS LCD 1080p

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


GSM 850/900/1800/1900

WCDMA 850/900/1800/1900/2100

LTE Bands 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28

Dimensions: 149mm x 72mm x 7mm


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