REVIVAL:  The smartphone is based on the name and design of the American brand of device released in 1940 …

Kodak has launched the Ektra, a smartphone dedicated to photos. Including the name of one of these devices came out in 1941, when the American company still enjoyed broad success , the fact Ektra is the vintage bet.

Faux leather, 21 megapixels and many modes available

Designed by English company Bullitt, and licensed by Kodak , the smartphone is covered with a coating of (fake) leather at the back, a photo sensor and therefore a plastic imitation metal slice of old film cameras.

Technically, the camera has a 21 megapixel sensor (f / 2.0). A virtual dial on operating as consumer devices enables better assistance during the shooting. A trigger is also present on the upper edge of the mobile. Amateur photographers find macro modes, HDR, portrait and many more, including a degree of manual control as well.

December release date in Europe

Focused on the high-end of the smartphone sector, the Kodak Ektra has a MediaTek Helio X20 processor, 3GB of RAM and 32GB of storage – expandable by microSD – and a Full HD 5-inch screen.  It will run on Android 6.0 Marshmallow.  And as phone, it is what? The technical specifications are silent on this point.

It is first being released in the United Kingdom. available in December for 449 pounds, about 500 euros. The brand should hopefully do better than the first device that she had conceived, the IM5 and which had not been very successful.