the kodak ‘ektra’ smartphone is a photography-based phone designed for those with a passion for photography — from enthusiasts to experts. released by kodak and bullitt group, the ‘ektra’ handset fuses the best of kodak’s rich history in imaging with the latest innovations in smartphone photography. launching soon across europe, the smartphone lets keen photographers capture sharp images, whatever the environment, with a smartphone tuned for the best in image quality and media management.
professional results from a 21 MP fast focus camera
at the heart of the kodak ‘ektra’ is a 21-megapixel fast focus camera sensor with f2.0 aperture, and an industry leading 13-megapixel front-facing camera with phase detection auto focus (PDAF) and f2.2 aperture. the custom built camera app is controlled by an intuitive haptic touch, SLR-style scene selection dial, where adjustments are made in real time via a range of settings including HDR; landscape; portrait; macro; sport; night-time; panorama; and bokeh, plus a smart auto mode which auto-selects the best conditions for your photographs. in manual mode, more advanced users can adjust exposure; ISO; focus; white balance; and shutter speed, with the results being visible on the screen as changes are made.
industry leading front-facing 13 MP camera
jeff clarke, kodak CEO, said, ‘kodak has a rich history in imaging technology and the launch of the kodak smartphone today demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bringing the latest advances in photography to consumers. the original kodak ektra camera was launched in 1941 and in its latest reincarnation, opens up a world of creative opportunities to all who care about photography.’
32 GB memory, expandable with micro SD cards
the ‘ektra’ has an ergonomically weighted and high quality industrial design, underlining its camera styling and featuring a dedicated dual press shutter button in the horizontal style of traditional cameras. the device also features a super 8 app, providing professional effects reminiscent of kodak’s iconic super 8 film stocks. a lightning-fast ‘helio x20 decacore’ processor powers the android marshmallow-powered smartphone.
helio x20 2.3ghz decacore processor with 3 GB RAM
the kodak ektra smartphone includes editing software from snapseed, providing tools to edit images on-the-go, without having to download any additional apps. this enables users to transform images with professional results similar to many popular desktop image editors. sharing the results in real time is also easy with integrated social media apps and the prints app is a simple way to select your best shots to be professionally printed.
‘it has been a joy to work with kodak, their clear brand direction and photography knowledge, combined with our customer and technology insight has culminated in the beautiful and powerful kodak ektra smartphone,’ said peter stephens, CEO bullitt group, mobile device licensee for kodak. ‘we are excited to reach out to this dynamic and engaged photography category and look forward to getting this camera phone into people’s hands.’