Kodak announced its own smartphone called Ektra

Kodak announced its own smartphone called Ektra

The Kodak brand is back to life as the Eastman Kodak and the Bullitt Group introduces a smartphone built with the company’s expertise.


The Kodak Ektra is the first handset to carry the Kodak brand. It almost a reincarnation of the former Ektra cameras back in the 1940s. Its design is similar to its great grandfather with a large assembly of lens and a dedicated shutter button. It uses a Sony Exmor RS sensor (either IMX230/IMX338) at 21MP with a dual-LED flash. Of course, Kodak made sure that the photography experience is similar to traditional cameras especially with the UI and manual controls.



It’s powered by a MediaTek Helio X20 processor with 3GB of RAM and 32GB of internal storage. It’s got 4G LTE and the latest USB Type-C as well.

Kodak Extra specs:
5-inch Full HD display @ 1920 x 1080 pixels
Corning Gorilla Glass
2.3GHz MediaTek Helio X20 processor
Mali-T880 MP4 GPU
32GB internal storage
Expandable via microSD, up to 128GB
21MP Sony Exmor RS PDAF rear camera w/ OIS, dual-LED flash, Gorilla Glass protection
13MP PDAF front camera
4G LTE Cat4
Wi-Fi 802.11ac
Bluetooth 4.1
USB Type-C
Ambient Light, Accelerometer, Gyroscope, Proximity sensor
3000mAh battery
Android 6.0 Marshmallow
147.8 × 73.35 × 9.69 mm
163.8 g

The phone will be exclusively available in Europe for €499 or roughly above the Php26k mark when directly converted.


This article was contributed by Daniel Morial, a film school graduate and technology enthusiast. He's the geeky encyclopedia and salesman among his friends for anything tech.

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