If you are wondering how is it possible for the company to offer unlimited storage then read on. What really happens is that the device is designed to automatically upload your photos and other data to provide enough space on the internal memory space. The Robin does not really have infinite storage capacity but rather uses cloud storage systems to offload pictures, video, files, and even apps when its 32GB of local storage runs out. The software of the design is customized in such a way that it closely watches your storage patterns and by itself activates the cycle of uploading data to cloud.
A simple tap on one of the offloaded data which appears as greyed out icons on your device will be restored from cloud with all the settings intact. Even the images will be saved back to the handset with the original resolution or at a screen-optimized size thereby allowing you to store more of it. The full resolution files are always backed up to the cloud. The company is offering a private 100GB storage box to all Robin users. When the right conditions are met - your device is plugged on to a charger, and when it is connected to a Wi-Fi network - the device begins to move your data to the cloud.
As far as the hardware specifications are concerned the Robin sports a 5.2 inch HD display with a screen resolution of 1080x1920 pixels. The design is super attractive and quirky as the device is neatly adorned in a plastic body in either Mint and Midnight color variants. Qualcomm's hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor powers the device which is bundled with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of internal storage.
Roping in a 2,680mAh battery the device sports a 13 MP rear camera and a 5 MP front-facing one. The single-SIM device comes with a finger print sensor and supports LTE, 3G, Wi-Fi and other connectivity options. The powerful USB Type-C charging port is also featured in the Robin.
The Nextbit Robin is available for purchase through Kickstarter with a $500,000 funding goal. The first 1,000 backers can grab the smartphone for $299 (roughly Rs. 19,800). Other will have to pay $349 (roughly Rs. 23,100) to purchase the device in the next 30 days. The company says that it would eventually start selling the smartphone to all for a retail price of $399 (roughly Rs. 26,400). The device will begin shipping by January 2016.
Display: 5.2” IPS LCD 1080p
Storage: 3GB RAM / 32 GB onboard / 100 GB online
Camera: 13MP with phase detection autofocus, dual tone flash and 5MP front camera
Battery: 2680 mAh
Connectivity:Bluetooth 4.0 LE, WiFi A/B/G/N/AC
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