Kodak teases an upcoming smartphone

Will second time be the charm for Kodak?

Despite the tepid reception to its Kodak IM5 Android smartphone, it seems the company isn't giving up on Android. It just teased a picture of what looks like a new smartphone, though it hasn't released official specs.

Most likely still midrange

The photo shows an interesting brushed metal design with what looks like leather/artificial leather, that promises a design less run-of-the-mill compared to the IM5.

Kodak's last attempt at a smartphone had a 5in display, Mediatek MT6532 chipset, just 1GB of memory and 8GB of storage. Pretty much entry-level specs with midrange pricing. As for the camera it was a 13MP shooter and the phone ran on a customised Android KitKat build.

What do we hope to see on this? At the very least the equivalent of a Snapdragon 625, preferably more than 2GB of memory, no less than 32GB of space and of course, a really decent camera. The latter is probably the feature Kodak should really be tweaking, what with its reputation as a pioneer of photography.

It's highly unlikely Kodak will try to go for a high-end smartphone; expect the next phone to be a midrange phone with (hopefully) midrange pricing. While the latter has yet to be determined, it's pretty much confirmed that Kodak will make the announcement this 20 October and the phone will probably be made available in the US first. We'll let you know as soon as the details are confirmed.

[Source: Phonearena]