Kodak has officially unveiled the IM5, a 16 MP camera smartphone running Android 4.4 Kikat. The IM5 is the first Android Smartphone by Kodak and is a product of a licensing deal between the company and the Bullit Group.
The Bullit Group is a US firm that designs, manufactures, markets and sells mobile phones and consumer electronic products in partnership with global brands.
The Kodak IM5 is more of a camera than a smartphone and it features a simplified user interface that offers faster access to the core smartphone functions such as the dialer and camera. The IM5 will come pre-installed with a Remote Management software that will aid in the transfer of images to a PC or Tablet.
Imaging is central to the design of the IM5 and according to Kodak,
“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.”
Kodak IM5 Technical Specifications
Screen Resolution: 720p
Operating System: Android 4.4 KitKat, upgradable to Android 5.0 Lollipop
CPU: 1.7 GHz octa-core
RAM: 1 GB
Memory: 8 GB
Micro SD: Yes, up to 32 GB
Rear Camera: 13 MP
Secondary Camera: 5 MP
LED Flash: Yes
The Kodak IM5 will first be available in Europe (by the end of March) before its global rollout later on in the year.
The Kodak IM5 will have a suggested retail price of €229 (Europe) and $249 (United States).