2015 CES: Kodak launches Kodak IM5 smartphone running Android 5.0 Lollipop
A lot is happening in Las Vegas. The International Consumer Electronics Show is the hottest event happening right now and we are back with yet another latest update.
Kodak, one the well-known names in the camera business has jumped ship (for now, at least) to produce its first ever mobile phone — welcome the Kodak IM5.
“Too many memories stay stuck on mobile phones, often because the process for sharing them is too complicated for users; that’s why we’ve partnered on the IM5, the first device in a range of mobile products that takes our heritage and experience in photographic technology and combines it with Bullitt’s expertise in designing high-quality devices for a specific target consumer,” Eileen Murphy, a spokesman for Kodak explained.
Speaking of hardware, the EUR 299 or $249-priced Kodak IM5 comes with a 5-inch 720p IPS touchscreen panel. The smartphone runs on the latest Android 5.0 Lollipop software and works with a 1.7GHz octa-core MediaTek processor (definitely a MediaTek MT6592 chipset) paired with 1GB of RAM.
For photography, which is the main focus of the device, Kodak used a 13-megapixel rear and 5-megapixel front camera unit to deliver the “best-in-class image management software and features.” The device features a dual SIM slot, A-GPS, Bluetooth, 3G and Wi-Fi connectivity.
“This is a phone for consumers who appreciate the value and heritage of the Kodak brand. It looks great, is easy to use and offers real value for money,” said Oliver Schulte, CEO of Bullitt Mobile.