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 roughly Rs. 36,800.
The camera app is tightly integrated with popular photo editing app Snapseed, allowing for swift edits with one tap. There’s also a “Super 8” video app that adds vintage-style filters to videos so you can bask in some sweet ’70s nostalgia.
Inside the Kodak Ektra is a 21-megapixel sensor behind an f/2.0 aperture. On the front of the phone is a 13-megapixel sensor with Phase Detection AF behind an f/2.2 aperture.
The industrial design and weight of the camera are both reminiscent of point-and-shoot cameras, and on the horizontal edge is a dual-press shutter button for holding the phone like a traditional camera.
On the back of the Ektra phone is a large 5-inch HD touchscreen with a digital interface that features DSLR-style dial, part of what Kodak calls “a tactile camera experience.” The dial allows you to shoot with manual settings, adjusting shutter speed and ISO.
Other features and specs in the phone/camera include Scene Modes, a Smart Mode for auto settings, a Super 8 app that recreates classic Super 8 film stocks, 4K video recording, Android 6.0 Marshmallow OS, Snapseed editing software, optical image stabilization, an integrated photo printing app, social media sharing features, a 2.3Ghz Helio X-20 Decacore processor, a 3000 mAh battery, 3GB RAM, 32GB storage, and Corning Gorilla Glass covering the screen and lenses.
Some details and Features of the Ektra
|Release date||October 2016|
|Dimensions (mm)||147.80 x 73.35 x 9.69|
|Battery capacity (mAh)||3000|
|Screen size (inches)||5.00|
|Pixels per inch (PPI)||441|
|Processor make||Helio X20|
|Wi-Fi standards supported||NA|
|Ambient light sensor||Yes|