23 October 2016

Kodak Has Launched its first Photography-focused Smartphone

Remember Kodak? An iconic camera company that failed to adapt to the world of smartphone digital.
The company that has a legacy in terms of film and photography, is now joining the world of digital, as it unveiled its new high-powered and photography-focused smartphone aimed at photograohy fanatics, that is, Kodak Ektra.
Kodak Ektra Camera interface
Kodak Ektra Camera interface. Image: Kodak
Kodak Ektra smartphone was inspired from its 1941 Kodak Ektra camera. (I bet your grandparents knew about it) . Kodak Ektra smartphone will aim at those photography enthusiasts, that might appreciate its rectro photography experience.

Kodak Ektra runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow
Kodak Ektra runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Image: Kodak
Kodak company has teamup with Bullitt, a manufacturer that spealizes unconventional handsets, to announce its launching of a premium smartphone, Ektra, this December.

Camera Back Image: Kodak
These two companies hope to join the league in the brutally competitive smartphone market by focusing on the camera obsessives, rather than trying to challenge Apple, Samsung, and Google directly. 

If you already own a DSLR, but want a high quality at all times, then this Kodak Ektra is for you!

Kodak Ektra Specifications:
  • CAMERA: 
      • 21MP main camera with Kodak non-reflective lens coating. Aperture f2.0.
      • 13MP front-facing camera
  • Display: 5-inch display
  • ROM: 32GB memory with expandable with MicroSD cards
  • O.S.: Runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow
  • CPU:  Mediatek Helio X-20  SoC Decacore Processor
  • RAM:  3GB RAM
  • VIDEO: 4K Video Capture
    • Camera dial between modes such as sport, close-up, bokeh and panorama
    • Advanced Manual Mode to adjust exposure, ISO, shutter speed, white balance
    • Super 8 Video recorder for retro videos
    • Optical Image Stabilization and Auto Focus.
      13MP front-facing camera.
      Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF) & HDR Imaging.
  • BATTERY: 3000 mAh battery
  • PRICE: £449/US $ 549.15/
  • RELEASE DATE: Sale first in the UK and Europe this December 2016
Jeff Clarke, Kodak's chief executive, said: “Kodak has a rich history in imaging technology and the launch of the Kodak smartphone today demonstrates our ongoing commitment to bringing the latest advances in photography to consumers."
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