Its been a while since Kodak introduced its first Android smartphone, the Kodak IM5. This new device is up for pre-orders globally via Kodak’s website.
Kodak, is an American technology company focused on imaging solutions, functional printing, graphic communications and professional services for businesses around the world. Smartphones seem new territory for Kodak and that is clearly reflected in the new IM5 device.
Don’t expect a mind-blowing, state of the art camera on-board the new IM5 smartphone Despite the 13MP camera, the device is still mid-range in its offerings. It does not really offer anything new in terms of hardware or software. However, it is good to know that the Kodak IM5 smartphone is built by the British device maker ‘Bullit’.
The Kodak IM5 is an Android powered device which comes with a 13-Megapixel main camera with f/2.0 aperture, Autofocus and LED flash, a 5-Megapixel front-facing shooter with BSI sensor, HD 720p IPS touchscreen display with 293.72ppi and 1.7GHz Octa-core MediaTek MT6592 processor.
In addition, there is 1GB of RAM and 8GB of expandable internal storage up to 32GB, as well as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth v4.0, FM, Micro-USB port, 3.5mm Audio Jack and a dual-SIM slot for dual-SIM network connectivity. The Kodak IM5 weighs 120.6 grams with the on-board 2150mAh battery.
Whilst, we may start seeing new Android powered devices shipped with the latest Android M operating system, the new Kodak IM5 is still running Android 4.4.2 KitKat and the company promises an upgrade to Android 5.0 Lollipop.
The Kodak IM5 comes with Kodak’s remote printing service, remote assist system & other pre-installed apps such as; SwiftKey and AVG Anti-Virus. It measures 140 × 70 × 7.8 mm and comes in Black and White with a retail price of €279 in Europe, £179 in the UK and $259 in the U.S. If you are a fan of the Kodak brand you can pre-order it directly from Kodakphones.com.