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Nextbit Has Been Bought By Razer

What does that rogue smartphone manufacturer, Nextbit have to do with gaming company Razer? Well, the latter just bought the former, for starters. Yup, Nextbit, the people behind the cloud-focused Robin smartphone, has announced they have been acquired by Razer, a company that’s known for their gaming peripherals and crazy, triple-screened notebooks.

Read: This is the Nextbit Robin

Nextbit Robin specs

  • Qualcomm Snapdragon 808 processor
  • 3GB of RAM
  • 5.2-inch IPS full HD display, 1920 x 1080 resolution
  • 32GB of offline storage, 100GB of online storage
  • 13-megapixel rear camera with phase AF, dual LED flash
  • 5-megapixel front facing camera
  • HSPA+, LTE
  • WiFi, Bluetooth, GPS, A-GPS, Quick-charging, Fingerprint Sensor
  • Android Lollipop/Marshmallow (depending on release date)
  • 2680mAh battery

Despite being acquired by a gaming-focused company, Nextbit has said that they’ll be operating independently moving forward. With Razer’s help, the company now has more funds to pursue crazy, out-of-the-box ideas that propelled them to fame in the first place. Heck, maybe we’ll see a Razer-branded smartphone from them in the near future? We can only hope.

John Nieves

John is a veteran technology and gadget journalist with more than 10 years of experience both in print and online. When not writing about technology, he frequently gets lost in the boonies playing soldier.

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