Kodak To Unveil Photography-centric Smartphone ‘Ektra’

22 Oct, 2016 14:40 IST|Sakshi
Named after its 1941 rangefinder (and the 1970s 110 film camera range), Kodak’s Ektra is equipped with a 21MP Sony sensor (IMX230) under the hood and is photographer-friendly.

New York: After not so successful device IM5, photography company Kodak will launch its new device Ektra, a smartphone aimed at shutterbugs, that looks like a camera.

Named after its 1941 rangefinder (and the 1970s 110 film camera range), the handset's back is wrapped in 'leatherette' with a slightly curved grip on one side and a dedicated shutter button on top, Engadget reported.

To be available in Britain from December for 450 pounds ($550), the smartphone has a large, protruding lens pokes out the back and a 21MP Sony sensor (IMX230) under the hood and is photographer-friendly.

Kodak has recruited Bullitt, a phone manufacturer to make the device. The camera app on the smartphone has a digital 'Scene Selection Dial' that lets you access different shooting modes. Bullitt has also made Snapseed the default photo-editing app, believing it is one of the best options on the Play Store.

The phone is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor and 3GB of RAM. It comes with 32GB of internal storage, which you can supplement with a MicroSD card up to 128GB and a 3000mAh battery that supports 'Pump Express' quick charging. The 5-inch, 1080p display has a stock version of Android 6.0 Marshmallow.

Source: IANS

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