When it comes to photography, Kodak always comes in mind. The Kodak brand has a rich history, but it failed to sustain its pace in the modern photographic world. Therefore, the company witnessed bankruptcy in 2013 as its film business was outdated. And now, the company seems to be experimenting with smartphones.
Kodak had launched the IM5 and SP4 smartphones last year. And now, the company is shifting its focus towards the selfie-centric smartphone. The latest Kodak mobile, Kodak Ektra is named after its 1941’s iconic rangefinder camera range. The latest camera phone will be priced at £449 which roughly indicated Rs 33,000.
The highlight of the Kodak Ektra smartphone is its 21MP fast focus camera sensor which offers f/2.0 aperture, OIS, dual-LED flash, and PDAF. It has an industry leading 13MP front-facing camera sensor with phase detection autofocus and f/2.2 aperture.
The Kodak Ektra comes with a custom camera app which supports intuitive haptic touch and SLR camera like scene selection dial which allows users to choose the various camera settings in real time including Panorama, Macro, Sport, Night, HDR, Bokeh, Film/Video, Landscape, and Portrait mode. The Smart Auto mode in Ektra automatically selects the best settings and captures the perfect photographs. The Smartphone comes with Snapseed photo editing app pre-loaded on it.
Furthermore, there is a Manual mode which allows advanced users to adjust and fine tunes the ISO, exposure, white balance, aperture, focus, and shutter speed settings with real-time preview functionality.
Coming to specifications, the latest mobile Kodak Ektra features a 5-inch full HD (1080×1920 pixels) display. Under the hood, there is a MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core processor clocked at 2.3GHz coupled with 3GB of RAM. The onboard storage includes 32GB of space and the memory expansion is also available on the device via microSD card.
The latest mobile, Kodak Ektra runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS and gets juice from a 3000mAh battery. It measures dimensions at 147.8×73.35×9.69mm and supports USB Type-C charging.
The Kodak Ektra Smartphone has been launched European market; however, its availability in India is still unknown. Also see our Price List of Selfie Phones in India.