Kodak’s imaging-focused Ektra smartphone now for sale

Late last year, Kodak has announced a new smartphone called Ektra and is the first handset to carry the Kodak brand. It has a 5-inch display, a Helio X20 CPU, 3GB RAM, a body reminiscent of the camera from the ’40s, and a more affordable price tag than previously expected in the US.

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

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As we’ve mentioned before, it is 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.

The Kodak Ektra of 1941

The new Kodak Ektra originally had an expected price of $549 or roughly Php27K but the company somehow managed to lower the tag for $399.99 (approx. Php20K).

Kevin Bruce Francisco is the Senior Editor and Video Producer for YugaTech. He's a Digital Filmmaking graduate who's always either daydreaming of traveling or actually going places on his bike. Follow him on Twitter for more tech updates @kevincofrancis.

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