Kodak has launched a new range of TVs in India. The TVs are available in four screen sizes - 43-inch (43CA2022), 50-inch (Kodak 50CA7077), 55-inch (Kodak 55CA0909) and 65-inch (Kodak 65CA0101) priced at Rs 23,999, Rs 27,999, Rs 30,999 and Rs 49,999 respectively. The TVs will be available on Flipkart starting March 19. All the TVs run on Android 9 Pie out of the box. Speaking of features, all the TVs boast of Dolby Vision, HDR 10, and HLG covering a wide spectrum of HDR standards. The TVs also come with a wide colour gamut, to give better colour reproduction on the TV. The bezels on the TV are quite thin, giving viewers 15 per cent more screen. For audio, the TVs have 30 Watt speakers with support for DTS and Dolby Digital Plus.
Since the TV runs on Android TV and not AOSP, it brings with features like the Google Assistant and built-in Chromecast. With a voice-enabled remote control, a user can not only ask the Google Assistant to play content on the TV, but also control smart home appliances as well. The remote control that comes with the TV not only has the voice assistant button but also comes with dedicated keys to access Netflix, Prime Videos, YouTube and Google Play.
Coming to connectivity, the TV supports HDMI along with ARC, Bluetooth 5.0, and USB 3. The Kodak Android TV boasts of a 60Hz refresh rate and MEMC.
Taking about the partnership with Google, Mr Avneet Singh Marwah, Director, and CEO, Super Plastronics Pvt Ltd, a Kodak brand licensee said, “It gives us immense pleasure to announce the launch of our official android televisions in partnership with Google. Our aim is to reach every household in the country, and we are committed to achieving the goal with our strong channel network and competitive pricing. In the past 4 years, Kodak HD LED TVs have witnessed phenomenal growth. This year, we are targeting to achieve 8% share in the Indian television market”
“As a homegrown e-commerce marketplace, Flipkart has a deep understanding of its consumers who are looking for best-in-class technology and smart product solutions. We are pleased to bring Kodak's first-ever range of Android TVs in India to millions of Flipkart consumers. With our industry-first affordability payment constructs such as Debit Card EMI, Buy Now Pay Later etc., we will help take the Kodak brand to the deepest corners of the country,” Hari Kumar, Senior Director – Large Appliances, Flipkart.
“Kodak is pleased to have completed four years with SPPL and excited to add android technology to the Smart Tv space with this valuable licensee.” Clara Fort, VP- Global Brand Licensing