The First Ever Android Smartphone by Kodak – IM5

Fishing for a Kodak moment of late? Kodak might just have allowed you one with the announcement of its first ever Android smartphone at CES 2015. Say hello to the new IM5. It might come as a surprise but this seems more like the typical smartphone and much less so like a snapper we may have wished for.

First Kodak smartphone

Hardware

The new device sports a 5-inch touchscreen display with a resolution of 720p. 1.7 GHz Octacore processor by MediaTek complements 1GB of RAM. There is also 8GB of internal storage as well as room for a microSD card to expand storage.

Camera

Without a hint of doubt, camera is the primary feature of the IM5. It’s a 13 megapixels snapper with LED flash. The 5 megapixels front-facing camera takes care of your selfie needs. Kodak has also added a few interesting features such as image management software to allow editing, sharing and printing images.

Software

The IM5 runs on Android 4.4 KitKat out of the box. However, users will have the option to upgrade the software to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the future. Kodak has not yet revealed when exactly this would be possible, though.

Release date

Priced at $250, Kodak IM5 is set to launch the world over in Q2, 2015.

Prospects

Unfortunately, the IM5 fails to establish itself as a ground-breaking invention. With a name such as Kodak, one would expect much more than this as they venture into a relatively new world. Instead, this merely seems like a shoddy attempt at offering mid-ranged smartphones for Kodak to enter the market. That’s not really a Kodak moment we hoped for, is it?

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