NextbitRobin15Nextbit Robin, the smartphone that started life as a crowdfunding project before being put up for pre-order a month later, is now officially available for pre-order over on their website. This $399 smartphone will definitely be a device for the future – as long as you have a data plan (Sprint’s recent doubling of their data is tempting, isn’t it?), as it will come with 32GB of internal memory that is further augmented by another 100GB of storage space in the cloud.

Through the analysis on the kinds of data that users are able to access more frequently, the Nextbit Robin’s customized Android version ensures that important media and apps remain on the internal storage, whereas whatever that is not crucial to the day-to-day running of the device will remain on the cloud.

As for its hardware specifications, the Nextbit Robin will feature a 5.2” Full HD display, a hexa-core Qualcomm Snapdragon SoC, 3GB of RAM, a 13MP shooter at the back, a 5MP front-facing camera, all of them running on a 2,680mAh battery. Additional specifications include front-facing stereo speakers, a fingerprint scanner that is located on the side, NFC support, USB Type-C, and global LTE bands.

Expect it to arrive in a GSM version that will play nice with T-Mobile and AT&T Stateside, while a CDMA model is in the pipeline for an April release.

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