Kodak Ektra launches as a photography-first smartphone

Kodak Ektra smartphone

75 years since the debut of the Kodak Ektra camera, the American photography company decided to reincarnate its Ektra branding created in 1941 in the shape of the first Kodak smartphone. A The newly announced Kodak Ektra comes as a camera-first Android smartphone featuring 21MP and 13MP cameras. Kodak will start selling the Ektra phone starting by December in Europe for the price tag of £449 ($550).

This smartphone for photography comes uniquely designed sharing some of its DNA with compact camcorders, it sports a 5.-inch full-HD touchscreen display protected by Corning Gorilla Glass with a featured resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. As a smartphone made for shooting photos and recording videos, Kodak has implemented a 21MP camera in the heart of the phone. The 21MP main camera of the Kodak’s Ektra phone comes with a large f/2.0 aperture lens, 6-axis Optical Image Stabilization, phase detection autofocus, touchscreen DSLR dial, and dual LED flash for recording videos at 4K resolution. Ektra phone also comes built for selfies, its 13MP phase detection autofocus front-facing camera has a f/2.2 aperture for shooting extraordinary selfies and for an outstanding video chat performance.

Kodak Ektra Smartphone

Kodak Ektra comes running on the MediaTek Helio X20 chipset with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of expandable internal storage with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on top. It supports 4G LTE network, Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, GPS, USB Type-C for fast charging, gets powered by a 3,000 mAh battery, and lists on the summit as the best camera phone.

The Kodak Ektra will come with a pre-installed photo editor app called Snapseed that lets you modify and professionally edit images on-the-go. Kodak claims that with the Snapseed app to back you up, you’ll no longer need to install third party apps for editing images on your phone.

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