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Kodak Ektra Smartphone With 21-Megapixel Rear Camera, DSLR-Like Features Launched

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In a bid to entice photo enthusiasts, camera company Kodak has launched the photo-focused Ektra smartphone. The smartphone has a unique design with a huge camera lens at the back, and it boasts of DSLR-like modes and features. The smartphone has been launched in Europe at €499 (roughly Rs. 36,800).

The Kodak Ektra smartphone is manufactured by a UK-based company called Bullitt Group. The firm has licensed Kodak’s intelelluvetual property and brand to make this smartphone. It has a huge 21-megapixel fast-focus camera rear sensor with OIS, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and dual-LED Flash. There’s an additional 13-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF for selfies.

Furthermore, the camera app comes with quintessential DSLR modes like Smart Auto, Portrait, Manual, Sports, Bokeh, Night-time, HDR, Panorama, Macro, Landscape, and 4K Video Capture. There’s also an Advanced Manual mode that allows users to adjust exposure, ISO, focal length (Manual/Auto), white balance, shutter speed, and aperture (fixed f2.0 main camera). It comes with a pre-loaded app called Print that lets you order physical copies of the pictures as well. The Kodak Ektra smartphone also has a widget that recommends many photo-editing apps like Prisma and Adobe Lightroom, but the one installed by defauly is Snapseed.

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The smartphone’s large rear sensor protrudes out of the smartphone significantly, but a slight curve design at the bottom looks to balance things out at surface level. Furthermore, the lens has a metal ring to protect it from wear and tear.

As for the other specifications, the Kodak Ektra features a 5-inch full-HD (1080×1920 pixels) display with 441 ppi pixel density. It is powered by a 2.3GHz Helio X20 deca-core processor paired with 3GB of RAM. The smartphone offers 32GB of internal storage with the option to expand further via a microSD card slot. Furthermore, it packs a 3000mAh battery, supports USB Type-C charging, and measures 147.8mmx73.35mmx9.69mm.

Kodak’s foray into the smartphone market last year with the Kodak IM5 was largely unsuccessful. It remains to be seen whether the Kodak Ektra fares any better.

Kodak Ektra

General

Release date October 2016
Form factor Touchscreen
Dimensions (mm) 147.80 x 73.35 x 9.69
Battery capacity (mAh) 3000
Removable battery No
SAR value NA

Display

Screen size (inches) 5.00
Touchscreen Yes
Resolution 1080×1920 pixels
Pixels per inch (PPI) 441

Hardware

Processor 2.3GHz 
Processor make Helio X20
RAM 3GB
Internal storage 32GB
Expandable storage Yes

Camera

Rear camera 21-megapixel
Flash No
Front camera 13-megapixel

Connectivity

Wi-Fi Yes
Wi-Fi standards supported NA
GPS Yes
Bluetooth Yes
NFC No
Infrared No
USB OTG No
Headphones No
FM No
3G No
4G/ LTE No

Sensors

Yes
Ambient light sensor Yes
Gyroscope No
Barometer No
Temperature sensor No