Kodak Ektra, the camera-centric smartphone is now available for purchase from Flipkart at Rs 19,990. Bullitt Group, the global licensee for Kodak phones had confirmed that the smartphone will become available starting July 18 at 4PM. The Ektra was first showcased in October last year and was focused at users looking for advanced photography features from a smartphone camera. The smartphone is also available in the US and European markets.
In terms of specifications, Kodak Ektra sports a 5-inch LCD display and is powered by deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz. The smartphone offers 3GB RAM, 32GB expandable storage and runs older Android 6.0 Marshmallow. The smartphone is backed by a 3000mAh battery and uses USB Type-C port for charging and data transfer.
While the hardware seems mediocre, the focus here is on the camera prowess of the smartphone. The Kodak Ektra sports a 21MP optically stabilised rear camera with f/2.0 aperture, phase detection autofocus and dual LED flash. The rear camera also supports advanced manual controls with the ability to adjust exposure, ISO, focal length, white balance and shutter speed. The latest software also supports RAW file capture and an option to disable auto scene detection in smart auto mode. It also features a 13MP front camera with phase detection autofocus and f/2.2 aperture.
"Kodak carries a strong brand legacy in India, and with EKTRA, we aim to enhance the skills and experience of Indian photo-enthusiasts. The KODAK EKTRA Smartphone is all about capturing the moment, telling a story, and revealing the experience of photography. Our latest features and performance adjustments include RAW support, all of which will help drive our customers' creativity," said Peter Stephens, CEO Bullitt Group.
The handset also comes bundled with the Super 8 video recording app capable of reproducing Kodak's Super 8 film stocks. The smartphone includes editing software like Snapseed and integration for printing professional quality images.