X

Kodak Introduce 21-megapixel Ektra Android Smartphone

Kodak Ektra 7
Advertisement
Advertisement

What’s in a name? Well, when we say Kodak, for a lot of people it might be waves of nostalgia concerning rolls and rolls of Kodachrome film and for those a little younger it might simple be a failed camera brand from yesterday. The Bullitt Group, however, is hoping to revive the Kodak brand, and to do so they’re launching yet another Android-powered smartphone, this time around one with better specs and a little more in the design department. The Kodak Ektra is a 21-megapixel packing Android smartphone with a MediaTek Helio X20, lots of extra software features, and a sleek camera look and feel.

The Kodak Ektra is all about the cameras, which is why the firm has given it a rear-facing 21-megapixel camera, with an f/2.0 aperture and phase detection autofocus which comes complete with a slew of Kodak goodies including film simulation and a classic Super 8 video recording mode, and again a choice of different film modes. The camera software has been designed to add in a little nostalgia and a more professional feel, with support for real time effects such as HDR and more, all accessed by the turning of a dial that provides haptic feedback to simulate hardware controls. There’s a full manual mode included here as well as scenes and iconography that you might be more familiar with on a digital camera. There’s a dedicated camera button on the side of the device, and there’s a 13-megapixel front-facing camera, again with PDAF, with f/2.2 aperture. The camera is the real star of the show here, and with a slight bump around the back to make it feel like you’re holding a camera.

As for the internals, Kodak’s Ektra is fitted with the deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 as well as 3GB of RAM and a 5.0-inch HD display. Android 6.0 Marshmallow is running the show here with a few extra apps thrown on top, but is mostly stock Android. Of course, how well this device stays up-to-date is anyone’s guess. Available for £450/€500 starting November or December of this year, the Ektra might not be the revival of the Kodak name many were hoping for, but it’s a decent option nonetheless.

Advertisement
Kodak Ektra 13
Kodak Ektra 14
Kodak Ektra 15
Kodak Ektra 16
Kodak Ektra 17
Kodak Ektra 18
Kodak Ektra 19
Kodak Ektra 20
Kodak Ektra 21
Kodak Ektra 22
Kodak Ektra 23
Kodak Ektra 24
Kodak Ektra 1
Kodak Ektra 2
Kodak Ektra 3
Kodak Ektra 4
Kodak Ektra 5
Kodak Ektra 6
Kodak Ektra 7
Kodak Ektra 8
Kodak Ektra 9
Kodak Ektra 10
Kodak Ektra 11
Kodak Ektra 12
Kodak Ektra 13
Kodak Ektra 14
Kodak Ektra 15
Kodak Ektra 16
Kodak Ektra 17
Kodak Ektra 18
Kodak Ektra 19
Kodak Ektra 20
Kodak Ektra 21
Kodak Ektra 22
Kodak Ektra 23
Kodak Ektra 24
Kodak Ektra 1
Kodak Ektra 2
Kodak Ektra 3
Kodak Ektra 4
Kodak Ektra 5
Kodak Ektra 6
Kodak Ektra 7
Kodak Ektra 8
Kodak Ektra 9
Kodak Ektra 10
Kodak Ektra 11
Kodak Ektra 12