Kodak launches new 55-inch 4K Smart TV in India, will go on sale later this month


Kodak is expanding its television lineup in India with the introduction of a new 4K Ultra HD Smart TV. The 55-inch 4K TV has been priced at a highly competitive Rs.43,990 and will be going on sale in the country later this month, exclusively via online retailer Flipkart. The TV is actually manufactured by Super Plastronics, which is a Kodak brand licensee partner in India. Super Plastronics entered the LED TV market last year by launching five models in 32-50 inches screen size.

The 55-inch TV uses a 3840 x 2160 panel and promises wide viewing angles up to 178-degrees. While Kodak hasn’t specified the panel type, the 178-degree viewing angle claim suggests it could be using an IPS panel like most affordable 4K Smart TVs on the market currently. The new 4K TV runs on a dual-core ARM Cortex-A53 processor clocked at 1.4 GHz, with a Mali-T720 GPU taking care of the graphics processing. In terms of memory, the Smart TV features 1GB of RAM and 8GB of onboard flash storage.

The smart TV is powered by Google’s Android TV platform, although it runs on the old Android 4.4 KitKat version. Users will be able to download and install various popular apps on the TV thanks to the Aptoide app store being pre-installed. Connectivity wise, the Kodak 55-inch 4K TV offers the usual integrated Wi-Fi, LAN, 3 HDMI ports, 2 USB ports, and a headphone jack. The Screencast feature allows users to mirror the content on their Android smartphone on to the big screen easily.

“Witnessing the success of our initial product line in the Indian market, we are proud to add this 4K TV to the lineup. By manufacturing the 55″4K UHD SMART TV, we aim to offer affordable products which are equipped with the latest technology to our customers”, said Avneet Singh Marwah, Director, SPPL.

[Via: The Indian Express]

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