Kodak is attempting to woo photography enthusiasts with its latest smartphone that draws inspiration from its 1940s Ektra camera and packs a powerful shooter.
Ektra is the second phone from Kodak after the launch in 2015; IM5 combines the design of a smartphone and a traditional camera with a curved bottom which mimics a camera grip, also with leather back and a dedicated shutter button on the side.
Kodak, known for its history of making one of the finest cameras has made non exceptions here with a 21 MP rear facing camera and a 13 MP front facing camera with phase detection AF and an aperture of f2.0 & f2.2 respectively on both lenses.
Internal specifications are consistent with current mid-range devices which includes the latest Mediatek X20 Decacore processor clocked at 2.3 Ghz along with 3 Gigs of RAM, 32 GB storage with microSD card slot, 3000mAh battery which will be charged through a USB type-C connector.
Kodak says that the device has an advanced Manual Mode that allows users to tweak the camera system onboard like a DSLR.
The phone is going on sale later this year which they said would definitely be before the holiday shopping season. The company is currently also negotiating with a range of retailers and a couple of carriers about selling the device.
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