Last month we told you about Kodak planning to venture into the smartphone market by announcing its first smartphone at the CES 2015. This has now gone very much official as the company has come out with its new Kodak IM5 handset in the market running over the most widely used Android operating system.
Looking to its specs, the Kodak IM5 comes with a 5inch display having 720×1280 pixel resolution and 294 ppi density. Under the hood is the octa-core MediaTek MT6592 chipset. The memory options for the device include 1GB of RAM memory with 8GB of internal storage that is expandable via microSD card slot. To its back is the 13MP primary camera while its front has a 5MP secondary camera. The device runs the Android 4.4 KitKat version currently however the company has promised a Android 5.0 Lollipop update ahead this year. However, it is not a stock Android interface and the company has skinned it with a very simplistic UI maybe to encourage all the new smartphone users. Kodak also has its app store apart from Android’s Google Play Store.
According to Kodak, the IM5 is for “consumers who appreciate the value and heritage of the Kodak brand“. The camera software also has been kept quite simplistic. As per popular tech website CNET, the Kodak IM5 will launch in the first quarter in Europe costing €229 and later in US for $249. One thing we can say is that looking to the current competitive market Kodak has kept very good specs to its handset at a very affordable pricing. We would certainly wish to see more handsets from the company in the long run. Take a look at the images of the device released by CNET.