Iconic photography brand, Kodak has marked its entry into the smartphone market with the launch of its first Android smartphone, IM5. Manufactured by Bullitt Group, announced today at the consumer tech show CES 2015, taking place in Las Vegas, Kodak IM5 smartphone (IM5) sports a 5" HD display and claims to offer a simple, intuitive user interface for quick and easy access to key functions such as calling, messaging, camera and contacts.
The phone also comes with an advanced remote management software which will allow trusted friends and family to provide help if needed via a PC or tablet.
Imaging being central to the phone's appeal, IM5 sports a 13MP auto-focus main camera which comes with unique image management software that, at the touch of a button, lets users quickly edit photographs and either display them on the device, share on social media or print using a customized app compatible with home printers as well as future printing and sharing services.
Kodak IM5 is powered by a 1.7GHz Octa-Core processor. Which means it will be quite fast if paired with a good chipset. The phone will ship with Android KitKat will be upgradable to Lollipop later this year. It also comes with a dedicated app store (called simply "Apps") that offers users quick and easy access to a hand-picked selection of applications suited to their interests.
With 1GB or RAM and 8GB internal storage this phone can be thought of as an entry level phone. Basically, Kodak did not go crazy with specs or design and tried to enter the vast market on a low note.
The Kodak IM5 comes in Black and White colors and is priced at US$ 249 (Rs. 15,800 approx). It will be available globally, starting with rollout in Europe from the end of Q1 2015.
Kodak IM5 smartphone -- Key Specification
Custom built, intuitive user interface
Remote Management software
Dedicated app store with hand-picked selection of apps
Octa-core 1.7 GHz processor
5" full HD screen
13 MP rear camera with AF and flash, 5MP front camera
8 GB ROM 1GB RAM (expandable to 32 GB via Micro SD)
Available in white or black colors globally, starting with roll-out in Europe from end of Q1 2015.
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