The Robin Smartphone is Taking to Kickstarter to Be Made Real
With the smartphone market already extremely saturated and its manufacturing process and technology becoming increasingly easier to obtain, it's not surprising that multiple start-ups have begun developing their smartphones. Therefore, it shouldn't come as a surprise when we tell you that a company set up by former members of Google's Android team have taken to the popular crowdfunding site, Kickstarter, in order to create an Android device that makes full use of the cloud.
The phone in question is called the Robin, and from the looks of the phone's design, the company isn't trying to score any brownie points in the design department. That being said, the phone does actually look good with the pastel color and retro-modern design that the company was going for. The inside of the phone shows off a Snapdragon 808 SoC, 3GB RAM, 32GB internal memory, a 13MP rear camera, and an accompanying 5MP front-facing camera. The selling point of the Robin, however, is the free 100GB of online storage that the company will be giving away to those who pledged a minimum of US$349 (approx. RM1,509).
At the time of writing, the project received a funding of a little more than US$900,000 (approx. RM3.89 million), far surpassing its original funding goal of US$500,000 (approx. 2.16 million). The Robin is expected to ship out as early as next year.
Meet the Robin, a smartphone that comes with 100GB of free online storage.