San Francisco-based telecom manufacturer, Nextbit will start shipping its first smartphone, Robin to Indian markets by the end of April 2016. Nextbit Robin comes with a promise of unlimited cloud storage from the manufacturer. Nextbit Robin made its debut in the U.S. in September 2015 and has been well received by the consumers. It offers 100 GB of free cloud storage space to users hence getting rid of the problem of low physical storage space.
The polycarbonate body Nextbit Robin boasts a 5.2-inch Full HD LCD display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass 4 on the top. The device encases a Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor complemented by a 3GB and offers 32GB of internal storage space.
Robin also sports a dual front facing speakers while a fingerprint ID scanner is mounted on the side lock/unlock button. A 13-megapixel rear camera and a 5-megapixel front camera are installed on the device.
Out-of-the-box, the Nextbit Robin runs company’s own Nextbit OS, which is based on Android 6.0 Marshmallow. On the connectivity front, the smartphone comes with 4G LTE support, 3G, NFC, Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, USB-Type C, Bluetooth 4.0 LE and more.
The device costs $399 in the U.S. but there are no indications as to what would it’s price be in the subcontinent. Nextbit Robin is sure to cause some serious stir in the Indian telecom market.
Robin is reportedly being considered a tough competition for recently launched Apple iPhone SE and HTC 10 both of which are premium flagships. Although, both iPhone SE and HTC 10 are powered by better processors but launch price of Robin in India can be a game changer for Nextbit.
Experts believe that the company will launch the Nextbit Robin in India in a price segment that lies somewhat in between the premium and the economy i.e. around Rs. 25,000.