Kodak Ektra photography-centric phone launched in India at Rs 19999

Kodak Ektra photography-centric phone launched in India at Rs 19999

Kodak Ektra photography-centric phone launched in India at Rs 19999

The Kodak Ektra, which was first announced in October a year ago and is now available in the USA and Europe, will be available for buying in India from July 18 at a price of Rs 19,999. It will be available starting from December 9th in Europe for £450 which is more than double the cost of the earlier launched IM5 smartphone.

"Kodak Ektra smartphone is all about capturing the moment, telling a story, and revelling the experience of photography".

The highlight of this phone is its camera solutions.

To carry on the legacy in the field, Kodak Ektra is a "camera-first smartphone".

While the Kodak Ektra is a pretty good mid-range smartphone focused on photography, Android Marshmallow in second half of 2017 is disappointing, and nearly unacceptable.

KODAK EKTRA is a photography-focussed smartphones and boasts of 21MP fast focus camera sensor with F/2.0 aperture, PDAF, OIS, Dual LED Flash. The rear camera is also capable of shooting in RAW. On the front is a 13-megapixel front camera with f/2.2 aperture and phase detection autofocus. The phone flaunts a leather cover with steel rimmed big circular camera module, well-crafted frame with metal-finish around the edges and a smooth curvy bump at the bottom.

Other specifications of Kodak Ektra include 5.0-inch full HD (1920x1080p) display with Corning Gorilla Glass protection, Android Marshmallow OS, MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core CPU, 3GB RAM, 32GB inbuilt storage (expandable), Type-C USB port and a 3,000mAh battery with fast charging technology.

According to the company, its custom built camera app is controlled by an intuitive haptic touch, SLR-style Scene Selection Dial, where adjustments are made in real time via a range of settings including HDR, Landscape, Portrait, Macro, Sport, Night-time, Panorama and Bokeh, alongside a Smart Auto mode which auto-selects the best conditions for your photographs. "In Manual mode, more advanced users can adjust exposure, ISO, focus, white balance and shutter speed, with the results being visible on the screen as changes are made". The Ektra also includes a MicroSD card slot for storage expansion.

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