Camera-centric Kodak Ektra arrives in the US; it's much cheaper than expected


Kodak's second foray into the smartphone market, the Ektra went on sale in Europe back in December. The Android handset was available across many European markets for no more than $525 outright.

When Kodak announced the Ektra, it didn't offer any details on the smartphone's available in the United States, although many believed that device will eventually arrive in other regions if it sold well in Europe.

However, early this year, Kodak confirmed the Ektra make its debut in the United States sometime in April. One month later than the deadline, the Kodak Ektra finally arrives in the US, as customers can pick this one up for just $399.

Kodak announced the Ektra will be available for purchase in the US for $549 back in January but has since decided to price it much lower to better compete with other mid-range Android phones.



The Ektra is a camera-centric smartphone that packs a 21-megapixel photo snapper with PDAF (phase detection autofocus), OIS (optical image stabilization), and dual-LED flash. The phone comes equipped with a powerful 2.3GHz deca-core Helio X20 processor, coupled with 3GB RAM and 32GB internal memory.

It's only compatible with GSM networks, so you won't be able to use it on US carriers like Sprint and Verizon. Another downside could be the fact that it ships with Android 6.0 Marshmallow on board.

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6 Comments

1. Phonehex

Posts: 763; Member since: Feb 16, 2016

DOA .

2. deewinc

Posts: 455; Member since: Feb 21, 2013

It is was cheaper, I could have grabbed one for snapping great outdoor ventures.

3. ibend

Posts: 6747; Member since: Sep 30, 2014

if only the camera can compete with flagship phones.. it it's just another mid-ranger, better get oneplus5

5. WPX00

Posts: 511; Member since: Aug 15, 2015

Heck even the 3T is a better deal. X20 is a big joke, tried it on a Redmi Note 4. That thing had a 1080p display + 4100 mAh battery, but because of the X20, it would really only get 5 hours of SOT. My S8 does better than that.

4. Alter

Posts: 230; Member since: Mar 25, 2016

Will PhoneArena be reviewing this phone?

6. UglyFrank

Posts: 2194; Member since: Jan 23, 2014

Probably an IMX230, good a few years ago but not worth it now

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