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Nextbit Gets Regulatory Approval to Sell Robin in India

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Nextbit, the company behind the cloud-based smartphone Robin, on Friday announced that it has received regulatory approval to sell smartphones in India. Alongside, it said shipments for smartphones pre-ordered from Kickstarter will begin from next week for India.

The company made the announcement in a tweet, in which it added that there is “no general sale yet”, indicating no immediate plans to begin retail sales in India. To recall, the company had announced it would launch in India by April-end, and appears to have gotten delayed with its plans.

To recall, the Nextbit Robin went up for pre-orders in October, and countries to which it shipped included India. The handset, which starts at $399 (roughly Rs. 26,000), will cost you another $70 (roughly Rs. 4,600) to get it shipped to India. Shipments to several regions began in February.

To recall, the cloud-based Nextbit Robin’s USP is that it automatically backs up (and deletes) photos and other data that hasn’t been used recently every time the user connects to Wi-Fi. It also sports a fingerprint sensor.

The Android 6.0 Marshmallow-based Nextbit Robin sports a 5.2-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display, and is powered by Qualcomm’s hexa-core Snapdragon 808 processor coupled with 3GB of RAM. It bears 32GB of inbuilt storage that can be supplemented with the 100GB of free cloud storage space.
The Robin sports a 13-megapixel rear camera with flash apart from a 5-megapixel front-facing camera. It runs on a 2680mAh battery, and sports a USB Type-C charging port. The 4G-enabled smartphone features an unlocked bootloader, allowing users to easily use their custom Android ROMs if they so desire. The smartphone is available in two colour variants: Mint and Midnight.

Nextbit Robin

General

Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 149.00 x 72.00 x 7.00
Battery capacity (mAh) 2680
Removable battery No
Colours Mint, Midnight
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.20
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels

Hardware

Processor 2GHz hexa-core
Processor make Qualcomm Snapdragon 808
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB

Camera

Rear camera 13-megapixel
Flash Yes
Front camera 5-megapixel

Software

Operating System Android

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported 802.11 a/ b/ g/ n/ ac
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes, v 4.00
NFC Yes
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones 3.5mm
FM No
SIM Type Regular
GSM/ CDMA GSM
3G Yes
4G/ LTE Yes
Supports 4G in India (Band 40) No

Sensors

Compass/ Magnetometer Yes
Proximity sensor Yes
Accelerometer Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope Yes
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No