Kodak today launched its second Smartphone, the Kodak Ektra, named after the classic 1941Kodak Camera. The new Kodak Ektra is a camera first Android handset made by UK-based Bullitt, that’s about simplifying smartphone photography (which is already quite simple, right?).
So let’s talk about its camera first. The esoteric camera hump houses a 21MP Sony’s IMX230 image sensor with f/2.0 aperture 26.5mm lens optics, dual LED flash, and 6-axis OIS. On the front, you get a 13MP shooter for detailed selfies.
The faux leather back panel, that raises at the bottom to form the camera grip, the shutter button held on the metal side edge, and a leather accessory back cover are a few conscious efforts to make Ektra look like an analog camera.
On the inside, the handset employs 2.3GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 CPU, paired with 3GB RAM and 32GB expandable storage.
Other highlights include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C, Android Marshmallow, 128GB MicroSD card support and a 3000mAh battery.
“Kodak has a rich history in imaging technology and the launch of the KODAK Smartphone today demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bringing the latest advances in photography to consumers.The original KODAK EKTRA Camera was launched in 1941 and in its latest reincarnation, opens up a world of creative opportunities to all who care about photography.” Said Jeff Clarke, Kodak Chief Executive, Commenting on the launch.
The Kodak Ektra will first launch in Europe this December. Global roll-out could follow if there is sizable demand.
Kodak Ektra Specifications:
|Display||5-Inch, full HD, Gorilla Glass|
|Processor||2.3GHz deca-core Helio X20|
|Internal Storage||32GB (expandable up to 128GB)|
|Primary Camera||21MP,Sony IMX230 sensor, f/2.0 aperture lens, 6-Axis OIS|
|Battery||3000mAh non-removable battery|
|Others||Micro USB Type-C, 4G LTE, Wifi, 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Price||£449 (Approx 36,000 INR)|