Before CES there were rumors that we would see a Kodak-branded mobile device at the show, but those who were expecting an innovative, imaging-centric gadget have been disappointed. The Kodak IM5 is simply a nondescript, mid-tier Android smartphone with the Kodak name slapped on it in an attempt to attract customers who still associate the brand with quality and innovation.
The phone comes with a 5-inch 720p screen, 8GB of built-in storage and a microSD slot. Android 4.4 is powered by a 1.7 GHz octa-core processor and 1GB of RAM. On the back you'll find a 13MP camera and on the front there is a 5MP unit for video-chats and self-portraits.
Despite the PR talk about "unique image management software" the camera software seems to be as uninspiring as the hardware components. According to the manufacturer the imaging software on the device will let you quickly edit photos, share them on social media, or directly print them. Those aren't exactly groundbreaking imaging features.
The Kodak IM5 will become available in Europe around the end of March and set you back €229. A global roll-out is also planned and when the device makes it to the US should be able to pick a contract-free unit up for $249, though you'll probably find better options for this kind of money.
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