There have been hearing rumours for some time, however, Kodak Ektra is arriving…now! With little build up or pre-release material, the Ektra puts photography first. Much like feature phones from years gone by Kodak it hoping their smartphone will rekindle some of those nostalgic moments for Kodak enthusiasts. Their new ‘photography first’ smartphone is designed to appeal to mobile photographers, perhaps those who are looking to the LG G5 CAM Plus and Hasselblad True Zoom Moto Mod. Designed to look like a camera from one side and a phone from the other, the Ektra includes a 21MP rear camera, a 13MP front camera, and features such as an F2.0 maximum aperture, phase detect autofocus and optical image stabilisation. Additionally, Google’s Snapseed editing software is integrated directly into the photo gallery app.
Spec-wise there’s a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable storage, a 5 inch, 1080p display, a 3000mAh battery that supports “Pump Express” quick charging and Android 6.0! The Ektra, is built by the British manufacturer Bullitt, which has previously made phones for the likes of JCB and the Ministry of Sound.
The Ektra phone costs £449, runs Android and due to be listed tomorrow on Germany’s Amazon store priced €499, but The Irish News is reporting that it has already gone on sale at a pop-up store in London.
- 21MP main camera with Kodak non-reflective lens coating. Aperture f2.0.
- Optical Image Stabilization and Auto Focus.
- 13MP front-facing camera.
- Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) & HDR Imaging.
- 4K Video Capture.
Leading Helio X-20 Decacore Processor
3000 mAh battery
32GB Memory, expandable with MicroSD cards
4K Video Capture.