Kodak has resurrected the Camera Phone market with its latest smartphone called Kodak Ektra. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and supports 4G LTE networks.
The phone features in 21MP primary camera on the back. It has dual LED Flash, F/2.0 Aperture, 6-axis OIS, Sony IMX230 Sensor, 26.5mm lens (with Gorilla Glass protection) and supports PDAF as well. The camera comes with non-reflective lens coating and includes dedicated shutter button and customizable manual mode. On the front is a 13MP secondary camera for selfies.
The Kodak Ektra Specs include 5-Inch IPS display with 1920 x 1080 pixels resolution. The screen has Corning Gorilla Glass protection and supports multi-touch as well.
Under the hood is a 2.3GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor with mali-T880 MP4 GPU. It is backed by 3GB RAM and houses 32GB on-board storage space. MicroSD cards up to 128GB are also supported.
The hardware is fueled by 3000 mAh battery with fast charging capabilities. Connectivity options include Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, Wi-Fi Hotspot, Bluetooth V4.1, USB Type-C, GPS etc.
The Kodak Ektra is priced at £449 / €499 and will go on sale in Europe this December 2016.
Jeff Clarke, Kodak Chief Executive, commenting on the camera phone 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.