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CES 2015: Kodak IM5 Smartphone with Android KitKat Launched for $249

It was announced that Kodak will be launching an Android smartphone and as teased the firm has taken advantage of the CES 2015 platform to launch the same. The smartphone is dubbed Kodak IM5 and it will be made available initially in Europe followed by the other global markets by the end of the first quarter and it is priced at $249 (approx. Rs 15,800).

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Kodak has teamed up with British firm Bullit to make most components of the smartphone. Notably, Bullit was involved in making the rugged CAT branded smartphones as well.

The highlight of the Kodak IM5 is its imaging hardware comprising of a 13 MP primary camera with flash at the rear and a 5 MP front facing selfie camera at the front. The features of this camera are yet to be revealed, but it was earlier claimed that the handset will pack best in class image management aspects.

Otherwise, Kodak IM5 comes packed with decent specifications including a 5 inch HD display with a resolution of 1280×720 pixels and is based on Android 4.4 KitKat operating system. The firm has also assured to rollout the Android 5.0 Lollipop update to the device sometime in the near future. Powering the IM5 is an octa core MediaTek processor of unspecified chipset clocked at 1.7 GHz paired with 1 GB of RAM.

The Kodak smartphones comes packed with 8 GB of native storage capacity that can be extended further by another 32 GB using a micro SD card. Other aspects of the smartphone include connectivity options are standard with no 4G support and the battery capacity remains undisclosed by the maker.

The firm has launched its own app store called Apps that is claimed to provide easy access to select applications that are best suited for its users. Also, there is support for Google Play for users to get access to all the Android applications. Kodak IM5 has a simplified UI with big bold icons.

Key Specs

Model Kodak IM5
Display 5 inch, HD
Processor 1.7 GHz Octa Core
Internal Storage 8 GB, Expandable up to 32 GB
OS Android 4.4 KitKat, Upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop
Camera 13 MP/ 5 MP
Price $249

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