+ Sunday August 18th, 2019

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The Robin from Nextbit has made a big impact on the Android Handset market. With their striking industrial design, near-stock Android software and their intelligent cloud storage all combining to make a device that actually stands out in a sea of black rectangles.

Since launch the Robin has been available in ‘mint’ blue and ‘Midnight’ black and while striking who doesn’t love choice? To spice up their offerings Nextbit have announced today that your rumoured Nextbit Ember is real, and you can buy it now.

If you’re interested in getting the Robin Ember then you better be quick, there is only a limited quantity, and at the reduced price of $299 USD they could well sell out quick. With free shipping to Australia, the Ember – or in fact any of the Robin’s – will set you back around $400 AUD. That’s a solid price for the device.

If you need a refresher here are the specs:

 Nextbit Robin
Release dateSeptember 2015
Screen size5.2-inch
Screen technologyIPS LCD
Resolution1,920 x 1,080
Rear camera13MP
Rear aperture
Front camera5MP
Front aperture
ChipsetSnapdragon 808
Core config1.8 GHz x 2 + 1.44 GHX x 4
  • 32GB Onboard
  • 100GB Cloud
Battery2,680 mAh
Battery removable
ConnectorUSB C
Headphone PortYes
Headphone Location
Speaker Configuration
WIFI standards802.11 a/b/g/n/ac
Bluetooth standards
  • 4.0
  • LE
Android OSAndroid 6.0.1
Vendor skinNextbit Stock
Dimensions149 x 72 x 7 mm
  • Mint
  • Midnight

In addition to announcing the Ember Nextbit also announced the much-requested enhancement to the Robin’s smart storage system to offload videos to the cloud. At launch the feature is only available to the Nextbit beta users – sign up here to become a beta tester – while they ensure the new feature is stable.

Following the beta the feature will roll out to all users allowing the Robin to dynamically manage the local/ cloud storage of your videos to ensure you always have the right mix of available space on your device and local access to your content.

Nextbit is one of the most exciting companies in the Android space and we can’t wait to see which bit of Android they work on next.

Are you buying the Ember? Let us know below.

Duncan Jaffrey   Associate

Duncan Jaffrey

Duncan has been interested in technology since coding "Mary had a little Lamb" in Basic on his ZX Spectrum. A fan of all things Android, most days you'll find Duncan trawling the web for Android news or quietly editing away on Map Maker.

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Byron Croft (byftpup)
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Bought it and waiting for it to turn up.. 🙂 really looking forward to it, especially after making the mistake of buying an apple earlier this year..

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