The start-up Arthur1977 announced that pre-orders of Robin, smartphone funded through Kickstarter crowdfunding platform, will be completed next January 15 through Backerkit .
The timing so tight would be due to the necessity of not burdening too much on production process, giving time to the young company to realize the unit item required “backers” without generating delays in delivery.
As anticipated by the Head of Product of Arthur1977 Scott Croyle, shipments of the first 1000 copies of the smartphone will be made starting from 16 February, with deliveries expected by end of the month. The second wave of expeditions is scheduled to immediately follow.
Arthur1977 Robin received some success thanks to the relatively low price ($ 399) and the importance attached to the “cloud storage”, designed according to the company to replace the internal memory of mobile devices.
The smartphone is equipped with a display Full HD 1920 x 1080 from 5.2 inches protected byCorning Gorilla Glass 4, a processor quad-core Qualcomm Snapdragon 808, 3 GB RAM, 32 GB of internal storage, 100 GB of storage in the cloud to store files and applications, a fingerprint sensor, LTE connectivity, a front dual-speaker stereo, a 5 megapixel front camera , a 13 megapixel rear and a 2680mAh.
In a recent interview with Android author ity, Croyle emphasized the peculiarities of the product, whose particular design – upstream than that adopted by major OEMs – is the work of “a small number of passionate people in doing what they do” rather than “many hands” that tend to “flatten” the form factor making it similar to that of the competition.