Kodak has finally announced its camera centric smartphone, the IM5 at CES 2015. The smartphone comes with mid-range specifications and has an affordable price tag 299 EUROS (approx Rs 22700). What Kodak seems to have delivered out here is a smartphone with a special imaging software that makes it easier to edit, share and print the photos you have clicked on the device.
The smartphone sports nothing new and looks a bit boring. As for the internal hardware, Kodak seems to have focused more on the software side, There is nothing mind blowing in hardware side. So the best in class imaging only means for social networks like instagram.
What Kodak has worked on, is the software bits of the smartphone. The software on the IM5 as Kodak puts it, makes it simple to edit and share those 13 MP images that the sensor delivers. The image management software “at the touch of a button, lets users quickly edit photographs and either display them on the device, share on social media or print using a customized app compatible with home printers as well as future printing and sharing services.”
The hardware specs include:
- A 5 inch HD (720p) screen.
- A 1.7 GHz octa-core processor (MediaTek) with 1 GB of RAM.
- 8 GB of internal memory with micro SD card support for expandable storage.
- A 13 MP primary camera with an LED flash on the back and 5 MP front facing camera for selfies.
- Will run Android KitKat out of the box, but might see an upgrade to Lollipop in the near future
The Kodak IM5 will start selling in Europe towards the end of March, later followed by the US.
Source : PR Newswire