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‘Kodak Ektra’: Kodak’s First Smartphone To Hit Stores On Dec. 9

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Kodak to release its own smartphone.
Kodak to release its own smartphone.
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Kodak is releasing its all-new smartphone, "The Kodak Ektra" on Dec. 9. Formerly one of the biggest names in the photography world, Kodak has priced "The Kodak Ektra" at $531.97 and will be available at Amazon, Media Market, Ringfoto, Saturn, kodakphones.com and notebooksbilliger.de.

"The Kodak Ektra", according to Phone Arena, will put an emphasis on its camera. Smartphone manufacturers usually spend lots of time dedicated to the making of the camera whether it is improved OIS, laser auto-focus or dual-sensor setups. The name was derived from Kodak's rangefinder which came from all the way back in the mid-twentieth century.

"The Kodak Ektra" has impressive camera specs as it has a back camera with a 21MP sensor with PDAF, OIS, f/2.0 aperture, and a dual LED flash that lights up the surroundings when shooting in dark places according to Mobile Socut. The front camera has a 13MP snapper with f/2.2 aperture and PDAF. 4K video recording can also be done with the rear lens and as expected, full manual options are present when taking pictures.

Other specs on "The Kodak Ektra" includes a deca-core Helio X20 chipset clocked at 2.3GHz, 3GB of RAM, 32GB of expandable storage, and 3,000mAh battery with fast charging, USB Type-C port and Android Marshmallow. Photography enthusiasts see this as the smartphone having the best camera with smartphones nowadays trying to be the best at each feature including best MP3 player, best fitness tracker, best gaming device and even best web browser. It is not a surprise since it came from Kodak, a name that's very recognized in the world of photography.

The first country that will get their hands on "The Kodak Ektra" on December 9 is none other than Germany and other countries will eventually follow. It will also be available for purchase through Telekom on January 16, 2017.

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