Kodak the popular camera manufacturer has launched its first smartphone in the country and the device will be available for purchase from Flipkart Priced at Rs.19990.
While there was some confusion about the India price, the smartphone as reported by some of the media websites is priced at Rs. 19,990 while on Flipkart price mentioned was Rs. 29,990. Finally, Flipkart has updated the price information to Rs. 19,990.
The smartphone has got a unique design, in fact, it looks more like a point and shoot camera than a smartphone. There is a curve at the bottom of the device where the leather surface meets the metallic design.
The back side comes with a leather finish, to make it easy to grip and hold while clicking images. There is a large camera dial at the rear side; the fingerprint scanner is missing.
The Kodak Ektra Smartphone is manufactured and sold by Bullitt group which holds the license for using the Kodak brand name.
The Kodak Ektra smartphone is all about the camera; it is a camera phone niche customers may want to buy looking for a unique experience. The smartphone comes with a f/2.0 aperture rear camera with a 21 Megapixel lens to capture great shots. The camera has the capability to capture raw shots and can also capture great shots in the low light conditions thanks to the special optimisations done by Kodak.
To name a few more of the camera capabilities, it comes with 4K video recording and with 6 axis optical image stabilisation, which is rare in smartphones.
It comes with support for Phase detection autofocus, and there is a camera dial like interface in the App which allows you to pick the scene you wish to capture like a portrait, landscape or night shot.
It also uses an ARCSOFT Night Shot technology to improve the low light shots and capture maximum light for low light areas. The Kodak Ektra smartphone comes with a decent 13 Megapixel front facing camera with f/2.2 aperture lens.
The smartphone is powered by the MediaTek Helio X20 processor clocked at 2.4 GHz and comes with 3 GB of Ram. The smartphone comes with single sim support and is available only in black colour.
The device has a 5.0 Inch display panel with Full HD (1920*1080) pixels resolution. The Kodak Ektra runs on Android Marshmallow 6.0 and comes with 3000 mAH capacity battery.
There is 32 GB of internal storage which can be expanded to 128 GB using the memory card.
The price may not be high but for a new player it always difficult to make a mark in a market where buyers are looking for much more from the smartphone than just one great feature.