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Kodak Ektra finally hits the US

Kodak Ektra camera-focused Android smartphone reaches the US market late May 2017
Kodak Ektra
This smartphone/digital camera hybrid was supposed to arrive in the US last month but did not make it back then. For $399 USD, this stylish handset comes with RAW support, 4K video support, as well as software solutions for quick editing of videos and images.

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Kodak Ektra has been around for quite a long time without coming to the US, but now the wait is over. This handset has a few premium design touches, targeting mobile photography fans who want more than just a phone able to come up with good pictures.

This handset is powered by a deca-core MediaTek Helio X20 processor, next to 3 GB RAM, 32 GB internal storage, as well as microSD support up to 256 GB. The main camera has a 21 MP sensor, while the selfie shooter can provide 13 MP selfies. The Extra runs Android Marshmallow and comes with Super 8 Video Recorder and Snapseed for editing videos and images directly on the phone. This hybrid comes with advanced manual mode settings and can record 4K videos.

Currently priced at $399 USD, Kodak Ektra is an interesting choice for mobile photography fans who are looking for a retro design. It is also worth mentioning that this hybrid is also much cheaper than the new DxOMark leader, HTC's U11.

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Codrut Nistor, 2017-05-24 (Update: 2017-05-24)
Codrut Nistor
Codrut Nistor - News Editor
Although I have been writing about new software and hardware for almost a decade, I consider myself to be old school. I always enjoy listening to music on CD or tape instead of digital files and I will not even get into the touchscreen vs physical keys debate. However, I also enjoy new technology, as I now have the chance to take a look at the future every day. I joined the Notebookcheck crew back in 2013 and I have no plans to leave the ship anytime soon.