In the past few years, we’ve seen many advancements and innovations in the Smartphone industry and the growth is still going exponentially up. However, no mater how much sophisticated devices we use, we’re always limited by some thing or the other. Puny battery life, insufficient storage capacity are few of the most annoying issues faced by any smartphone user. Battery life is a bit manageable if you have an extra battery or carry a portable power bank to juice up your device but storage is the part where it gets tricky.
Nowadays, limited storage has become the trend with the flagship devices and some of them let you expand it using microSD cards but that’s not the ideal solution for many users. For those of you who think you’re limited with bounded storage capacity on your device, Nextbit has some good news for you. Meet Robin from Nextbit, the first complete cloud smartphone which boasts that you’ll never run out of storage. Started by a group of big brains from big companies, Nextbit intends to change the way we use smartphones and they think Cloud is the key to innovation.
The design of Robin is something that catches the eye with trendy looks of silicon all around and it won’t bore you that easily. Coming to the specification, Robin comes with a 5.2 inch 1080p display, powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 hexa-core processor coupled with 3GB of RAM, 32GB of internal storage and runs on Android Lollipop. The device is backed up by a 2680 mAh battery, 13 MP rear shooter and 5 MP front camera and the usual connectivity horde including 4G support. Some of the standout features include USB Type-C support, fingerprint scanner and quick charge. The device comes unlocked and is compatible with AT&T and T-Mobile LTE bands.
Well, now you may ask how can a 32GB device will never run out of space. The answer with the Nextbit’s innovate software which juggles the untouched apps and files to the whopping 100GB of free cloud storage provided the company and it can be adjusted if Nextbit sees the user needs more storage. The secret ingredient of the device is the intelligent software which will move the unused files to cloud storage making some space on your device, so you don’t need to worry about housekeeping on your device as the device would have already done it.
Nextbit’s software will automatically offload pictures, videos, apps and other files based on your habits. When you need those deleted files, just tap on the offloaded file which appears as grayed out icon, and it will be downloaded from the cloud with all the data and settings intact. Photos can be either downloaded as full resolution or screen-optimized size, and the best thing is the high-resolution copy of the picture will always backed up to the cloud. Nextbit’s software will sync the files as soon as the conditions are ideal like good WiFi connection, phone plugged in etc… It saves you a lot of trouble and you won’t notice the lack of storage on your device.
Robin is currently available as a kickstarter project, which launches today and lasts for a month. If you’ve backed this project earlier, you can grab the device for just $299 while standard backers will be able to grab it for $349. The shipments are expected to start next January and will have a price tag of $399 when it does. If all goes well, Robin will standout in the upper mid-range smartphones category and can really give the upcoming LG Nexus 5 a run for money.
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