Kodak today announced the launch of its TV range in India. Yes, you heard it right. Kodak, which used to be a synonymous with cameras, has introduced five TVs in the Indian market from Rs 13,000 onwards. These TVs are manufactured by Plastronics, which is a license partner of Kodak.
Today, Kodak announced five TVs comprising two devices of 32 inch size, two of 40 inch size and one of 50 inch size. Of the two 32 inch TVs, one is a smart TV. Similarly, of the two 40 inch TVs, one comes with Smart TV features while the other has normal features.
The range of TVs will be available from e-stores like Shopclues, Flipkart and Amazon etc from 15th August. 32 inch models will be available exclusively on Shopclues.
The Kodak 32HD X900S and Kodak FHDX900S are normal TVs. The former comes with 250 nits display brightness, USB to USB copy feature, inbuilt games and Samsung display panel. The 40 inch vanilla TV has 300 nits of Samsung display panel, USB to USB copy feature and some inbuilt games.
The three Smart TVs have 512 MB RAM, 4 GB of flash memory, Air Mouse feature, MHL, and Samsung display. Both the 32 inch TVs have 1366×768 pixel resolution while the 40 and 50 inch models have full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution. The three Smart TVs have Android KitKat OS, internet connectivity (via WiFi) and Miracast. All the TVs come with 2 HDMI and 2 USB ports, except the 50 inch model which has 3 HDMI and 3 USB ports.
Commenting on the launch, Avneet Singh Marwah, Director, Plastronics, said, “It is our endeavor to leverage Kodak’s legacy as one of the leading imaging companies in the world to drive its growth in the Indian home entertainment industry as well. Not only will Kodak branded TVs be a game changer in this segment but also set new benchmarks in terms of specification, accessibility and affordability.”
Kodak’s consumer and film division and global chief marketing officer, Steven Overman said, “We are very pleased to partner with SSPL to address the burgeoning market for TV sets in India. Kodak has played a key role in the development of the entertainment industry in India and around the world. We look forward to providing consumers in India with a new range of great Kodak-branded products.”
Note that the 50 inch TV has a price tag of Rs 36,000, the 40 inch Smart TV will be sold for Rs 25,000, the 32 inch Smart TV will cost Rs 17,000, while the 32 inch and 40 inch normal TVs will cost Rs 13,500 and Rs 21,500 respectively.