Kodak has introduced a new smartphone dubbed as Ektra after its first smartphone IM5 which was introduced back in January 2015. This smartphone has a 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection and powered by 2.3GHz Deca-Core MediaTek Helio X20 processor with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU. It comes with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal storage which can be expanded up to 128GB using microSD card. It runs Android 6.0 (Marshmallow) out of the box. Since Kodak brand is known for cameras, therefore, they have tried to give their best and offering 21MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 6-axis OIS, Sony IMX230 sensor, 26.5mm lens and 13MP front-facing camera. It also has a dedicated shutter button, customizable manual mode and the camera lens is covered by Corning Gorilla Glass. It has a leather-like finish on the outside for a better grip.
Connectivity options include 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C. It packs 3000mAh battery with fast charging. This device is manufactured by Bullitt, the same company that built the IM5. It comes with widget with Kodak-curated app recommendations such as Adobe Lightroom, VSCO and Prisma.
Jeff Clarke, Kodak Chief Executive, said:
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.
Kodak Ektra specifications
- Display: 5-inch (1920 x 1080 pixels) Full HD IPS display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection
- Processor: 2.3GHz Deca-Core MediaTek Helio X20 processor with Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
- RAM & Processor: 3GB RAM, 32GB internal storage, expandable memory up to 128GB with microSD
- Operating System: Android 6.0 (Marshmallow)
- Rear Camera: 21MP rear camera with dual LED Flash, PDAF, f/2.0 aperture, 6-axis OIS, Sony IMX230 sensor, 26.5mm lens
- Front Camera: 13MP front-facing camera
- Connectivity Options: 4G LTE, Wi-Fi 802.11 ac, Bluetooth 4.1, GPS, USB Type-C
- Battery: 3000mAh battery with fast charging
Price And Availability:
The Kodak Ektra smartphone will be go on sale in Europe for £449 / €499 (Rs. 36,600 approx.) in December, 2016.