Kodak Ektra Smartphone

Kodak Ektra is a new smartphone designed for photographers, that will help photography lovers to capture the photos they envision. It’s a phone that’s being produced by the UK-company Bullitt Group, which is licensing the Kodak brand name for the product. Ektra will be will be available across Europe later this year for £449 (~$550).

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The original Kodak Ektra camera was released back in 1941, and Kodak says this new smartphone is the “latest reincarnation” of that famous model. Inside the Kodak Ektra is a 21-megapixel sensor behind an f/2.0 aperture. On the front of the phone is a 13-megapixel sensor with Phase Detection AF behind an f/2.2 aperture.

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The industrial design and weight of the camera are both reminiscent of point-and-shoot cameras, and on the horizontal edge is a dual-press shutter button for holding the phone like a traditional camera.

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On the back of the Ektra phone is a large 5-inch HD touchscreen with a digital interface that features DSLR-style dial, part of what Kodak calls “a tactile camera experience.” The dial allows you to shoot with manual settings, adjusting shutter speed and ISO.

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Other features and specs in the phone/camera include Scene Modes, a Smart Mode for auto settings, a Super 8 app that recreates classic Super 8 film stocks, 4K video recording, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, Snapseed editing software, optical image stabilization, an integrated photo printing app, social media sharing features, a 2.3Ghz Helio X-20 Decacore processor, a 3000 mAh battery, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and Corning Gorilla Glass covering the screen and lenses.

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The Kodak Ektra will be initially launching in the UK but no word yet on if or when the phone will be released in the United States.

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