Kodak IM5 with 13MP camera and Android 4.4 KitKat announced at CES 2015
Lately, Kodak was surfacing in reports as the vendor announced its plans of venturing into the Android smartphone market segment with camera centric features. Going by the same, the firm unveiled the same at the CES 2015 tech show and it looks like the device has some good camera aspects, but it is not a camera running on Android as the Galaxy K Zoom.
The Kodak IM5 is a mid ranger, but it does feature unique image management software. It runs on Android 4.4 KitKat that is claimed to be upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop. However, the firm has not specified a specific time frame on when the update will be rolled out to the smartphone.
In terms of hardware specifications, the Kodak offering boasts of a 5-inch HD display with a resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels and it is equipped with an octa-core MediaTek processor of unknown chipset ticking at 1.7GHz clock speed aided by 1GB of RAM. Storage aspects of the smartphone include 8GB of native storage space that can be further extended by another 32GB using a microSD card.
Coming to the imaging department, the Kodak IM5 utilizes a 13MP rear camera that is supplemented by flash and a front facing 5MP selfie camera as well. There is application that will let users to quickly edit photos, share them on social media or directly print them. Also, there is no information on the battery that is fitted in the IM5 smartphone.
Notably, Kodak IM5 has its own app store called "Apps" that is claimed to offer easy access to select applications that are best suited for the user. There is access to the Google Play Store as well from the smartphone.
It has been announced that the Kodak IM5 will be made available initially in the European market for €229 and will later make its way into the other global markets in Q1 2015.
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