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Nextbit’s cloud-first smartphone Robin comes to India in April

The world’s premier could-focused smartphone ,the Nextbit Robin, began shipping globally last year, and is now finally officially launching in India by the end of April.

The Robin was launched in the US for US $399 (Rs 26,000) and will cost an additional Rs 4,600 to ship to India. However, the company hasn’t yet announced an exact release date. The Robin packs a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor with 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, and 100GB cloud storage. It has a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS LCD display with Gorilla Glasss 4, a 13MP rear cam (with phase detection autofocus and dual-tone flash) and a 5MP front cam. It’s powered by a 2680mAh battery with Quick Charge support and has USB Type-C, and also sports dual front-facing speakers and a fingerprint sensor.

In addition, while the phone has no expandable storage, it instead uses the 100GB cloud storage you get on purchase as a vault of sorts. Whenever you’re connected to Wifi and power, everything on your phone backs up to the cloud server (which doesn’t count against your Google Drive storage). You can then choose to remove rarely used apps or content and they still show up as greyed out icons, which you can later just tap to restore.

The phone will ship wit Android 6.0 Marshmallow with Nextbit’s custom UI on top, and comes unlocked, so you can install your own Roms if you’d like.The device is available in Mint and Midnight colour variants.

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