Kodak has launched it a camera-centric smartphone in the US, Kodak Ektra for a price of $400. The handset was originally launched in October last year and hit the European market in December. It was supposed to roll out in the USA and Canada in this April but the release was postponed.
Earlier it was announced that the Kodak Ektra will come at a $549 price tag but the handset is now launched for a much lesser $399.99. Gsmarena reports that the handset is compatible with GSM-based networks (such as AT&T and T-Mobile) only. The handset sports a 5.00-inch touchscreen display that comes along with a resolution of 1080 pixels by 1920 pixels at a PPI of 441 pixels per inch.it is powered by a 2.3GHz Helio X20 processor. As far as storage is concerned, the Kodak Ektra offers a 3 GB RAM and 32 GB of internal memory that can be expanded using the a microSd card, which is great.
The device measures 147.80 x 73.35 x 9.69 and runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. It comes with a 21-megapixles primary camera on the rear with fast-focus rear sensor with OIS, f/2.0 aperture, PDAF, and dual-LED Flash. And it also sports a 3-megapixel front camera for taking selfies that come along with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF for selfies and video chats. One of the major highlights of the phone is the huge camera lens that with DSLR-like modes and features. The modes include Panorama, Macro, Smart Auto, Portrait, Night-time, HDR, Panorama, Manual, Sports, Bokeh, Landscape, and 4K Video Capture.
The single SIM handset was backed by a 3000mAh non-removable battery. It offers sensors like Accelerometer, Ambient light sensor and Proximity sensor and connectivity options like Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, and GPS. Kodak Ektra is manufactured a company from the UK – Bullitt Group by licensing Kodak’s IP located.
Because the handset is only compatible with the GSM-based handset, it will not work on Verizon or Sprint.