Back in October, Kodak was revealing Ektra, an Android-powered smartphone, with, of course, a focus on photography, since it was packing a 21 MP main camera on the back, with f/2.0 aperture, as well as optical image stabilization, promising to deliver some impressive images. As for the front-facing unit, it’s relying on a 13 MP sensor, so your selfies will also look very good!
If these features sound appealing, you should know that the Kodak Ektra is now available for purchase in Europe, from Amazon or directly from the manufacturer’s website, with a price tag of €499, which roughly translates to $525.
Besides the beefy camera setup, the handset features a MediaTek Helio X20 chipset under the hood, aided by 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage. The display measures 5 inches and has a full HD resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, while the battery has a capacity of 3000 mAh, which should be enough for a full day of intense use.
We must agree that this configuration is far from being impressive, but the main selling point of this handset remains the camera. We still haven’t seen some sample images, but considering that Kodak is one of the biggest names from the photography industry, the handset should be able to shoot some pretty crisp and clear images.
For the moment, there’s no information about a launch date for the United States, but it should happen in the first months of 2016, most likely January, if we’re allowed to take Ea wild guess.