Kodak’s interesting camera-focused Ektra smartphone will be up for grabs starting December 9th. That’s when the smartphone will be available in Germany through all the major retailers in the country for a price tag of 499 EUR ($532). The Ektra will be made available in other countries as well, although at a later date.
Claimed to be a serious photography-led smartphone, the Kodak Ektra features a 21MP rear camera with Kodak non-reflective lens coating and an f/2.0 aperture lens. As expected from a “serious” smartphone camera, the Ektra does include optical image stabilization, Phase Detection Auto Focus (PDAF), dual-LED flash, and HDR imaging as well. The rear camera also supports video capture at up to 4K resolution. Key camera features offered by the Ektra include an intuitive touchscreen DSLR dial with haptic touch feedback, customizable manual mode with adjustable shutter speed and ISO rating, horizontal two step shutter release, and extensive scene mode selection. For selfies, the Ektra comes equipped with a 13MP unit on the front.
The rest of the handset’s spec-sheet isn’t particularly impressive though. It features a 5” display with 1080p resolution, MediaTek Helio X20 deca-core SoC, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of built-in storage, USB Type-C port, and a 3000mAh capacity battery. It runs on Android 6.0 Marshmallow operating system out of the box, with no custom UI layer on top, which means you can look forward to a near stock Android experience.