New Kodak Ektra is a camera more than a smartphone
Kodak announced a smartphone running Android. It is named and designed after “Kodak Ektra“, the company’s “only and last attempt to produce the finest system 35 camera”.
It costs £449 and can be described as a replacement for the last year’s IM5, yet another smartphone by Kodak. Similarly to the IM5, it uses a 5-inch Full HD display but in other aspects, it differs from the last year’s model. Powered by MediaTek Helio X20, Kodak Ektra comes with 3GB of RAM alongside with 32GB main storage. Also, Ektra is designed by Bullitt, a British company making ruggedized mobile devices under the name of Cat.
However, the processor or RAM is not important with the Ektra. The camera is the most important piece in it. On the back, there is a 21-megapixel camera with an aperture of f/2.0. The camera is actually using Sony’s IMX230 image sensor, which was also used by Xperia Z3+. According to Kodak, its camera is not designed to compete with Apple iPhone 7 or Google Pixel. It is designed to be used by professionals. Besides, Kodak provides a new camera application with many modes and settings
Kodak Ektra will be available in UK and Europe in the December with a price tag of £449. If you live in the US though, you have to wait till 2017.