Kodak Ektra Is More Camera Than Phone
Oct 20, 2016, 7:38 AM by Eric M. Zeman
Bullitt Group today announced the Kodak Ektra, an Android smartphone that focuses on providing a steady camera experience. Bullitt is the company behind CAT phones and made another Kodak-branded phone earlier this year. The Ektra more closely resembles a camera than a phone thanks to its large camera module and dedicated shutter button. The Bullitt-made phone has a 21-megapixel IMX230 imaging sensor from Sony with an aperture of f/2.0 and dual LED flash. It includes optical image stabilization, phase-detection autofocus, and can capture 4K video. The front-facing camera has a 13-megapixel sensor. The phone includes a 5-inch full HD screen, MediaTek Helio X20 processor with 3 GB of RAM and 32 GB of storage, and a 3,000mAh battery. The Ektra runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow and has an advanced camera application with features such as bokeh, HDR, panorama, and manual mode. The devices goes on sale in select markets later this year for about $500. Bullitt didn't say if the phone will be sold in the U.S.
Bullitt Group is back with another Kodak-branded smartphone and believes it has a better combination of form, features, and functionality in the Ektra. The Ektra clearly taps into the nostalgia factor thanks to its resemblance to older cameras.
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