All you need to know about Kodak Ektra smartphone

Kodak Ektra SmartphoneKodak Ektra Smartphone

Kodak which has filed for filed for bankruptcy four years ago is now back with an android smartphone Ektra. Kodak has teamed up with Bullitt, a Reading-based manufacturer that specialises in building unconventional handsets, to release the Ektra, a premium phone to go on sale this year.


It hopes to create good competition for Apple, Samsung and Google as its specifically designed for photography enthusiasts.

The handset will launch in Europe for  £449/€499 (around U.S. $547) this December with the possibility of a release in the United States depending on market demand.

Specifications of Kodak Ektrakodak-ektra-smartphone-1

SoC MediaTek Helio X20 (MT6797)
2 × Cortex-A72 at 2.3 GHz
4 × Cortex-A53 at 2.0 GHz
4 × Cortex-A53 at 1.4 GHz
ARM Mali T880 MP4 GPU at 780 MHz
Storage 32 GB + up to 128 GB microSD
Display 5″ 1920 × 1080 with Corning Gorilla Glass
Network GSM/GPRS/EDGE: 850/900/1800/1900;
WCDMA: 850/900/1900/2100;
LTE: 1/3/7/20 (Cat 4);
Dimensions 147.8 × 73.35 × 9.69 mm
14.02 at camera lens
Weight 163.8 grams
Rear Camera Sony Exmor RS 21 MP sensor with F2.0, PDAF, OIS and dual-LED flash. The lense is covered with Corning Gorilla Glass.
Front Camera 13 MP with F2.2 PDAF
Battery 3000 mAh (5V, 2A charger)
Sensors Ambient Light, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
OS Google Android 6.0 Marsmallow
Software Kodak Camera software
Snapseed app for photo editing
Super 8 app for video
Prints app
MobiSystems OfficeSuite
AVG AntiVirus
Connectivity 802.11 ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, USB-C, 3.5mm for audio, FM Radio
Navigation GPS + GLONASS
SIM Size Nano SIM
Colors Black
 The handset distinguishes itself by having a curved grip at the bottom and a dedicated shutter button to make the handset look and function like a traditional camera.

On the software side, Kodak made an effort to bring in a lot of features for its own custom camera app. There’s a Scene Selection Dial which allows users to change photography modes. It looks like a digital version of mode dials found on DSLR cameras. The camera app also has Snapseed integrated into it, allowing users to add filters and make edits right on the app itself.


In addition, the Ektra will have a widget on its home screen with Kodak’s recommended photography apps like VSCO, Prisma and Adobe Lightroom. There’s also Kodak’s Prints app which allows users to order physical prints of their photos.

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