Kodak, the iconic camera company, is readying to launch its new smartphone in the market. Unveiled in October, the camera-focused Kodak Ektra is set to be released first in Germany on December 9.
The Kodak Ektra is manufactured by UK-based Bullitt Group by licensing Kodak’s IP. The smartphone has a unique design sporting a huge camera lens at the back with DSLR-like modes and features. The rear sensor protrudes out of the phone significantly, but a slight bulge at the bottom appears to balance things out at surface level. Moreover, a metal ring around the lens will safeguard it from potential damage.
In terms of the specs, the Kodak Ektra has a 21-megapixel fast-focus rear sensor with OIS, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and dual-LED flash. This is coupled with a 13-megapixel front shooter with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF for selfies and video chats.
In addition to usual DSLR modes, the smartphone also offers an Advanced Manual mode that allows users to adjust exposure, ISO, focal length (Manual/Auto), white balance, shutter speed, and aperture (fixed f2.0 main camera).
Apart from camera, the Kodak Ektra has a 5-inch full-HD display with 441ppi pixel density. The phone is powered by a 2.3GHz Helio X20 deca-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of inbuilt storage with the option for a microSD card slot if you want to expand it.
As for the OS, the device runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow out of the box. It also supports USB Type-C charging, and packs a 3,000mAh battery. The phone measures 147.8×73.35×9.69mm.
The Kodak Ektra is priced at EUR 499, and will be available for purchase on Amazon, Media Markt, Ringfoto, Saturn, kodakphones.com, and notebooksbilliger.de. The handset will also make it to other countries soon.