Kodak has launched the company’s latest TV range in India at a starting price tag of Rs. 13,500. The 32-inch, 40-inch & 50-inch Smart TV priced at Rs. 17,000, Rs. 25,000 & Rs. 36,000 respectively while the 32-inch & 40-inch normal TV’s costs Rs. 13,500 & Rs. 21,500 respectively. The range of TVs available from e-stores like Shopclues, Flipkart and Amazon, etc. starting from 15th August. The 32 inch models will be available exclusively on Shopclues.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Avneet Singh Marwah, Director, SPPL 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 specifications, accessibility and affordability. Our association with Kodak will enable us to capitalize on the company’s global experience and knowledge. Interestingly, the Indian TV segment is currently undergoing a transition phase fueled by the aspirations of the youth in the country, looking for products and services which match their values and expectations. To give a perspective, in 2015, over 14.5 million TV sets were sold across India and over 83% of these were LED/ LCD sets. Furthermore, as a leading TV manufacturer in India we understand the pulse of our customers and look forward to a healthy response we foresee for our product range.”
Steven Overman, President of Kodak’s Consumer and Film Division and Global Chief Marketing Officer, said:
“We are very pleased to partner with SPPL 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.”
All the 5 TVs that are announced today was manufactured by Super Plastronics and if you know, Kodak was known for making cameras. In case if you don’t know, Super Plastronics is a license partner of Kodak.
The three Smart TVs come with latest interface like USB to USB copy, MHL, 4 GB Flash storage, 512 MB memory, MHL and Air Mouse. The 40 and 50 inch TVs sport 300 nits Samsung Panel.
The Kodak 32HD X900S and Kodak FHDX900S are normal TVs. The kodak 32HD X900S 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.
Both the 32 inch TVs have 1366×768 pixel resolution while the 40-inch & 50-inch models have full HD (1920×1080 pixels) resolution. The three Smart TVs runs on Android KitKat OS and have connectivity features like WiFi and Miracast support. All the TVs come with 2 HDMI and 2 USB ports, except the 50 inch model which has 3 HDMI and 3 USB ports.