kodak turns Smartphone manufacturer with “KODAK IM5”


CES (Consumer Electronics Show) is the place, where we look for the latest mobile phones releasing the following year from well known brands, but this time surprisingly –  we have a well known photography inherited company ” Kodak ” set to step in the realm of smartphone fraternity with the smartphone ” Kodak IM5″. IM5 is manufactured by Bullit, a company that  designs, manufactures and sells mobiles in affiliation with global brands.

[quote text_size=”small” author=”Oliver Schulte, CEO of Bullitt Mobile”]

This is a phone for consumers who appreciate the value and heritage of the Kodak brand


Since IM5’s got the Kodak tag on it, it shouldn’t be a surprise that the Kodak has a heavy focus on photography. Kodak proclaims that editing photos on the IM5 will be effortless than ever,  that can be shared via social media platforms or readily print through compatible app and printer.

Coming to specs, Kodak IM5 fits in the upper mid-range smartphone section. It’s boasts a 5″ inch 1920×1080 display, 1.7GHz octa-core processor( which sounds like MediaTek ) with 1 GB RAM, a 13 Megapixel auto focus rear camera, 5 Megapixel front camera, 8GB of internal storage with the option of microSD card expansion upto 32 GB. IM5 is powered by Android 4.4.4 KitKat custom version, but Bullitt Group and Kodak promise that the IM5 will be updated to Android Lollipop 5.0 in the near future.

[quote text_size=”small” author=”Eileen Murphy, VP Brand Licensing at Kodak”]

Too many memories stay stuck on mobile phones, often because the process for sharing them is too complicated for users.


The ease-of-use was underlined by Eileen Murphy, VP Brand Licensing at 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.”

Available in white or black, the Kodak IM5 will be available in Europe by end of March, following its global rollout soon. The price is rumored to be tagged approximately at $249 / 14999 INR / €229.