Nextbit’s Robin, a smartphone which promises to offer unlimited storage on your phone thanks to cloud connectivity, is up for pre-order on its Kickstarter page. The Robin can be pre-ordered for $399 (approx Rs 26,000) and you can ship it to India at an additional $70 (approx Rs 4,600).
Nextbit is a company that was formed by former employees of HTC, Google and Apple. Now, the highlight of this device is unlimited storage, but that means one can access cloud storage once the 32GB on-board storage runs out. It will start feeing up space on the device by offloading your content to the 100GB cloud allotted to the handset. Nextbit has its own OS running on top of Android and designed to learn your habits. It automatically pushes unused apps and services onto the cloud. However, getting things back onto the system is made convenient with a single tap.
The device looks pretty neat in a rectangular form factor. Some other specs include 5.2-inch 1080p display, Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor, 3GB of RAM, 2,680mAh battery and 13-megapixel rear snapper. It also includes USB Type-C charging port and fingerprint scanner.
Backing up content on cloud isn’t something novel and several others offer the service. However, Nextbit says its service is superior as its intuitive service automatically backs up content intelligently and without the need for user to free up space. It will do so only during favourable conditions such as when on Wi-Fi or pugged in, the report adds.
The company plans 100GB storage space for every user that can be further adjusted in case the user requires more space.