The Nextbit Robin is an Android phone with an interesting take on design and storage. Rather than offer large internal storage or a microSD slot, Nextbit favors the cloud instead. The device will actually move unused apps to the cloud to save space, and pull them down again when needed. The phone will back up the APK data to its cloud, leaving your personal application data locally on the phone. The app icon will gray out, indicating that the app is backed up. If you try to launch the app again it'll prompt you to re-download the app.
Robin is a 5.2-inch phone with 32GB of onboard storage, 3GB RAM, a 13MP camera, fingerprint scanner, and 2680mAH battery. The phone is available in two variants — a mint on white model as well as a midnight black with blue accents. Robin doesn't look like your average smartphone — it has a totally different vibe to it — but that's what the team at Nextbit is going for.
After being on sale for less than a year, Nexbit announced that it was ending sales of the Robin in January 2017 as it was acquired by Razer. On August 1, 2017, Nextbit also announced that it would fully end support for the Robin.
Nextbit Robin Specs:
- Display: 5.2-inch 1080x1920 IPS LCD
- Processor: Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor
- Storage: 32GB on device, 100GB cloud
- RAM: 3GB
- Rear Camera: 13MP phase detection autofocus, dual-tone flash
- Front Camera: 5MP
- SIM: Nano SIM
- Cellular: HSPA+: 850/900/1800/1900/2100
- LTE (cat 4) bands: 1/2/3/4/5/7/8/12/17/20/28
- Connectivity: Wi-Fi 80.11ac, Bluetooth 4.0 LE, USB-C
- Fingerprint scanner, Side-mounted power button
- Speakers: Dual front-facing speakers with dual amplifiers
- Battery: 2680 mAh