Kodak returns to its classical roots through the Kodak Ektra, a new phone powered by Android.
The Ektra emphasizes the old-school, especially seen in its geuine leather accessories that evoke the feel of an aged camera case. Even the back of the phone sports leatherette with a camera hump and grip. This makes the device look like Kodak’s trademark analog cameras.
Talking about the camera function itself, the rear camera is an astounding 21-megapixels with an f/2.0 lens and Optical Image Stabilization. There will also be Phase Detection AF and 4K video recording. For the front, a solid 13-megapixel camera comparable to most rear cameras on flagship phone competitors.
The phone sides further complement the look with plastic that’s given a metallic finish. The Ektra’s 5-inch 1080p screen makes one think they’re looking at a real 80s-90s era shutter cam. In terms of specs, Kodak put in a Helio X20 chipset, 3 GB RAM, and 32 GB ROM. And while you won’t need a roll of film for this Kodak product, there will be a microSD slot to accommodate cards that will store the Ektra’s high-quality photos. Finally, Kodak Ektra sports a 3,000mAh internal battery.
The Ektra launches first in the UK in December with a GBP 450 price tag (approx. PHP 26,531), with a global reveal sometime in early 2017.
Kodak Ektra Specs
|Operating System||Android 6.0 Marshmallow|
|Processor||Mediatek Helio X-20|
|CPU||64-bit ARM Cortex-A72 CPU cores|
|Camera||Rear: 21MP , Front: 13MP|
|Price||GBP 450 (approx. PHP 26,532)|