There’s a lot of action happening right now in the Indian Smart TV market. Close on the heels of Micromax’s Canvas Smart LED TVs and Chinese player LeEco’s 4K Android Super TV series being introduced in India, now comes a range of Smart LED TVs launched by the American imaging pioneer Kodak for the Indian market.
At a press conference held in New Delhi today, Kodak, which is known more for its cameras than its other imaging products, launched five models, including three Smart and two regular TVs. The Smart TVs, manufactured by Kodak’s licensed partner Super Plastronics, come in 32-inch, 40-inch, and 53-inch screen sizes, with both the 40 FHDXSMART and 50FHDXSMART featuring a 300 Nits Samsung panel, while the 32 HDXSMART has a 250 Nits Samsung panel. The LED panels come with wide viewing angles and features such as progressive scan, yPbPr color space, and a response time of less than 8 milliseconds.
All the three models are powered by an ARM Cortex A7 processor, supported by 512MB RAM and 4GB of internal storage, and run Android 4.4 KitKat. The Smart TVs offer internet connectivity and Wi-Fi capability, along with features such as USB to USB copy, 4GB flash storage, Air Mouse, and Wi-Fi, as well as support for Miracast, HDMI, USB, and VGA ports.
Kodak has not yet revealed the prices of its new TV range, but has said that they will be priced between Rs 13,500 (~$205) and Rs 40,000 (~$600). Kodak’s TVs will go on sale from August 15 on all leading online ecommerce platforms, starting with Shop Clues, Flipkart, and Amazon.