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CES 2015 | Kodak and Bullitt unveil IM5 smartphone

Kodak IM5 Android smartphone with octa-core processor and 13 MP rear camera
Kodak IM5
The first smartphone by Kodak has a 5-inch screen, quad-core processor, 13 MP rear camera, and comes loaded with a customized Android KitKat version.

Kodak's first smartphone has been in the rumor mill for a while and now the iconic brand has finally entered the Android handset market thanks to IM5. The device is built by Bullitt Group and the official press release describes it as "a 5" HD Android smartphone that is as easy to use as it is smart." Just as already revealed by Gullitt, this handset focuses on imaging, thanks to a 13 MP main camera with autofocus and easy to use photo management software.

Kodak IM5 packs the following specs and features:

  • Processor: 1.7 GHz octa-core (no model or brand specified)
  • Memory/Storage: 1 GB RAM; 8 GB internal storage and microSD support up to 32 GB
  • Display: 5-inch HD touchscreen
  • Cameras: 5 MP front, 13 MP back with LED flash and autofocus
  • Connectivity: WiFi 802.11 b/g/n, Bluetooth, GPS, micro USB
  • Operating system: Android 4.4 KitKat with customized interface (upgradeable to Android 5.0 Lollipop in the future)
  • Colors: white, black

Despite its custom interface, this handset comes with full Google Play Store access, but it also gets a dedicated app store with a hand-picked selection of apps. Kodak IM5 comes with "unique image management software" and will hit the market starting "late Q1 2015" in Europe, followed by other areas. Its price is expected to be around $250 USD, but will vary depending on carrier and location.

Kodak IM5 is currently on display at CES 2015 in South Hall 1, Booth 21818.

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Codrut Nistor, 2015-01- 7 (Update: 2015-01- 7)