Links on Android Authority may earn us a commission. Learn more.
Nextbit Robin will play nicely with all four major US carriers, Sprint included
Last week we learned that the Nexbit Robin was officially gaining support for Verizon’s network through a special edition of the phone. Now Nextbit has confirmed that the Sprint network will also play nicely with the Robin.
Would-be Robin owners will be able to choose either a GSM (T-Mobile/AT&T) or CDMA (Verizon/Sprint) version of the phone when it is ready to ship. This means the upcoming handset will support all major U.S. carriers. Just as with the GSM version, the CDMA variant will set users back $349 and is available for order from Kickstarter today, though it isn’t expected to ship until February of next year.
Aside from the band changes, the phone offers an identical look and the same specs. As a refresher, that means you get an attractive handset with a 5.2-inch 1080p display and powered by a Snapdragon 808 processor with 3 GB of RAM. Other specs include 32 GB of internal storage, 100 GB of cloud storage, a 13 MP rear camera, a 5 MP front cam, dual front-facing speakers, and a 2680 mAh battery. For more details, check out our first quick look.
We still don’t know the specifics of the partnership with Sprint and Verizon, but we’re assuming some kind of activation agreement has been reaching. Historically, activating unlocked devices to a CDMA network involves going through more hoops, but hopefully that’s not the case here.
Honestly, we are pretty surprised to see a brand new player manage to secure compatibility with all four major U.S. networks and it certainly speaks well of Nextbit’s ambitions. What do you think of the Nextbit Robin, excited or indifferent?