A few days before CES 2015 kicked off in Las Vegas, Kodak stated that they will be setting foot into the smartphone industry of the Android OS. As you all know that Kodak is a camera brand more than a smartphone brand and since this is the first smartphone, the company worked on making it an actual smartphone rather then a camera. The Kodak IM5 comes with good features and a camera which features “unique image management software”.
The Kodak IM5 sports a 5 inch 720p display touchscreen, a 13MP primary camera with LED flash, a 5MP secondary camera, 1GB RAM and 8GB of internal storage that can be expanded via a microSD card. We are surprised that the company worked on designing the smartphone with a highly neat 13MP camera considering that this is the first smartphone they launched. In terms of camera and multimedia, there is a default app by which a user can edit photos, share online on social networks and even print directly.
Running the show inside the device is an unnamed 1.7 GHz Octa-Core processor probably having a MediaTek chipset (MT6592) observing the clock speed. The Kodak IM5 purely runs Android 4.4 KitKat and the company has assured that it will be updated to Android 5.0 Lollipop soon. We expect the IM5 to be available in Europe by the end of March 2015 which will be followed by the roll-out globally thereafter. The Kodak IM5 will cost €229 in Europe and when it surfaces in US markets it will be $249. We are expecting the device to reach India sometime in April 2015 and would be available at approximately Rs.20,000/- or below.