CES 2015: This is our first look at Kodak’s Android smartphone

Last week Kodak revealed that it was lending it’s name to a range of smartphones, and the first one would be officially revealed to the public at CES. As you may have noticed, CES is going on right now, and we’ve finally got our look at the Kodak smartphone.

Called the IM5, the phone comes with a 5-inch 720p display, a 1.7GHz octa-core processor, 1GB of RAM, a 13MP rear camera, a 5MP front camera, 8GB of storage, and microSD expansion (up to 32GB). It’ll ship running Android KitKat, but it has been revealed that an upgrade to Lollipop is on its way in the near future.

The IM5 also comes with image management software built-in, allowing users to edit, display, print, and share their photos with a single click.

The main focus here seems to be capitalising on the Kodak brand and releasing a phone primarily designed for photography. Though it is a little bit strange that they would do that and only include 8GB of internal storage. 8GB isn’t a lot, but fortunately 32GB microSD cards are not that expensive.

Thankfully the IM5 is just the first of a whole range of Kodak smartphones, so there will definitely be more on the way to improve on any mistakes that may occur. The IM5 will go on sale in Europe towards the end of March for €229 (£164).

This week we’re bringing you all the latest news, videos and gossip from CES 2015 in Las Vegas. Check out the CES 2015 page to keep up to date and subscribe to our YouTube channel to see hands-on news with our editor Holly Brockwell from the show floor.

Tom Pritchard

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