Kodak’s unique Ektra smartphone is finally going to hit availability on December 9, a few months after it was initially announced. The phone caters mostly to photography lovers who’d like to own a blend of modern technology with a vintage twist.
At a €499 (roughly $531 or Rs 36260) price tag, the Kodak Ektra is a premium phone through and through. It’s been outfitted in a textured leather finish with a steel-rimmed lens and a sloping bottom design. The huge 21MP autofocus rear camera is the star of the show here, getting blessed with a non-reflective lens coating, PDAF, dual-LED Flash, OIS, and 4K video capture.
The Ektra further offers a host of options to bring about a DSLR-esque experience on board. An SLR-style Scene Selection Dial gives access to a number of settings such as Portrait, HDR, Macro, Bokeh, and Sport. A Smart Auto mode lets the device select the best settings, while a Manual mode allows users to adjust ISO, exposure, shutter speed, white balance, and focus.
The Kodak offering further comes with a dual press shutter button fixed in the horizontal fashion of traditional cameras. The company’s also trying to appeal to nostalgic consumers by including a Super 8 app to recreate the effects of its Super 8 film stock. It’s even including a Prints application to give buyers an easy way to get a physical copy of their snaps.
Here’s a quick look at the main specifications of the Kodak Ektra:
– Display: 5-inch, 1080 x 1920 pixels
– OS: Android 6.0 Marshmallow
– Storage: 32GB, expandable up to 128GB
– RAM: 3GB
– Battery: 3000mAh
– CPU: 2.3GHz deca-core MediaTek Helio X20
– Cameras: 21MP rear, 13MP front
– Size: 147.8 x 73.35 x 9.69mm
– Connectivity: 4G, Wi-Fiac, Bluetooth 4.1, USB Type-C, GPS, GLONASS
The Ektra is currently up for pre-orders in Europe on Kodak’s site. Online buyers get 150 free Photo Prints, in addition to other discounts.