Kodak, the long-lasting digital camera firm that famously didn’t adapt to the world of digital and smartphone cameras, has unveiled a smartphone with a high-powered digital camera geared toward pictures fanatics. The corporate has teamed up with Bullitt, a Studying-based producer that makes a specialty of constructing unconventional handsets, to launch the Ektra, a premium telephone to go on sale this 12 months. The Ektra – named after Kodak’s ground-breaking 1941 digital camera that ushered in a period of accessible pictures – claims to far surpass the cameras on mainstream smartphones. It contains a 21-megapixel digital camera, superior menus for tweaking photographs and Google Snapseed, an in-depth enhancing app, in addition to a devoted shutter button and styling extra harking back to a retro pictures age than the glass and aluminum designs of recent handsets. The Android handset is formed like a digital camera, contains a lens that dominates the rear of the telephone, and comes with an SD card slot for additional storage. It has a strong processor that enables it to immediately course of the high-definition photographs. The Ektra, which can value £449 when launched in December, is occurring sale first within the UK and Europe, with Bullitt holding off on a launch within the US the place gross sales are dominated by cell networks. The corporate is in discussions with numerous retailers and operators about promoting the gadget.