Well, we’ve tried to borrow one of the new Kodak Ektra phones but it’s been a no-go so far. Good news though, because as of Monday December 5th, you’ll be able to get one. You’ll need to be in London at the Kodak Soho pop-up store, which is called the “Kodakery”. If you can’t make that, don’t worry too much, because it’ll be available Europe-wide the very next day.
The smartphone is priced at £449 and is powered by a HELIO X20 Decacore processor. The 10 cores and 3GB RAM should make any heavy image-lifting easy, and there’s a clear 5″ 1080p screen with 32GB of on-board storage plus a microSD slot too.
Powered by Android 6.0, it’s has a 3000mAh battery, USB Type C charger and powerful cameras.At the back, a 21 megapixel camera with fast focus and dual-LED flash (plus f2.0 aperture and DSLR). At the front, a 13 megapixel f2.2 unit. No matter which one you use, you’ll get optical image stabilisation, autofocus and 4K video capture.
Get more information at www.kodakphones.com. Do let us know if you’re getting one next week as we’d love to hear from you and see any example photos you may have taken.
KODAK EKTRA Smartphone on sale for Christmas
Available exclusively at ‘The Kodakery’ London pop-up store from Monday 5th December, and Europe-wide from Tuesday 6th December
London, U.K. – December 1st – Eastman Kodak Company and Bullitt Group today announced the KODAK EKTRA Smartphone will go on sale on Monday 5th December at The Kodakery, a London Kodak pop-up store, before being released Europe-wide from Tuesday 6th December.
The Kodakery, in London’s Soho, will offer consumers the first chance to try out and purchase the KODAK EKTRA Smartphone as well as showcasing a capsule collection of Kodak products. The Kodakery will provide a unique opportunity for photography enthusiasts – amateurs and professionals alike – to learn, be inspired, create and share. Celebrating Kodak’s rich history of imaging technology, the space will also showcase Kodak’s contemporary consumer products.
Originally unveiled on October 20th, the KODAK EKTRA Smartphone has generated broad interest from those who appreciate its classic retro design combined with the latest innovations in smartphone photography. Early samples have been seeded with a range of lifestyle influencers including travel blogger Chloe Gunning @wanderlustchloe and fashion blogger Olivia Blankson @livblankson with the images they capture showcasing its imaging capabilities, whatever the environment.
Isaac Julien, installation artist and filmmaker who has been trialing the KODAK EKTRA Smartphone commented: “A camera phone is one of the most useful tools an artist-filmmaker can have. It’s a visual archive that I constantly refer to and what I need to not only remember the past, but also to go forward. The KODAK EKTRA phone is therefore one of the most exciting products to come out. Not only am I able to capture images with the ease of a phone but remarkably it has all the functions of an advanced camera.”
Sharing the results from the KODAK EKTRA Smartphone in real time is also easy with integrated social media apps and the Prints app is a simple way to select your best shots to be professionally printed. Simon Frederick, image-maker and portraitist commented: ”A picture doesn’t live until you print it. With the Kodak Ektra’s unique printing app which prints on high quality Kodak paper, finally there’s a smartphone that makes this possible for everyone.”
The Kodakery Pop Up Store
Location: 70 Berwick St, Soho, London
Dates: 5th – 11th December
Opening Hours: Monday – Wednesday 10am – 7pm, Thursday 10am – 8pm (late night shopping), Friday and Saturday 10am – 7pm, Sunday 11am – 5pm
The KODAK EKTRA Smartphone is priced at £449. To find out more visit www.kodakphones.com