Who wants a Kodak smartphone?
This is not the first time Kodak has ventured in mobile photography. Back in 2008, they’ve worked with Motorola to make the camera-centric handset – Motorola ZN5. And just last year, the company joined CES with the Kodak IM5.
This time Kodak is aiming for a premium smartphone with best in class photography capabilities. Probably the most exciting feature about the Kodak Ektra aside from the sensor is the design. Faux leather back, genuine leather accessories, and classic camera cases build up its repertoire.
Going down further would reveal the 21-megapixel camera with phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 lens, and optical image stabilization. There’s a dual-tone and dual-LED flash to support the camera in low light situations. It also supports up to 4k video recording. For the selfies, a 13-megapixel camera is placed in front.
It’s powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 10-core processor, along with 3GB of RAM and ARM Mali 780MHz GPU. There’s only 32GB of internal storage, but it’s expandable by using a microSD card. After all, it’s meant to take tons of photos and videos. Where else should the consumer put all of that?
Kodak Ektra Specs
- Android Marshmallow (To be confirmed)
- 5-inch Full HD Display, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution
- 2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core processor
- 3GB RAM
- 32GB storage
- expandable via microSD
- 21-megapixel rear camera with phase detection autofocus, f/2.0 lens, OIS
- 13-megapixe front camera
- Wi-Fi, hotspot
- 4G LTE
- GPS, A-GPS
- 3000mAh battery
Here are sample photos taken using the Kodak Ektra. (Click to enlarge)
Right now we’re getting to the point where casual users start ditching dedicated cameras in favor of the smartphone. Even then, mirrorless cameras are getting more affordable which make them a far better option when it comes to photography.
Kodak Ektra will be available this coming December for a price of £450 (~Php26,600). If it gets enough attention, Kodak may launch the cameraphone to other parts of the world in 2017.