At the beginning of 2020, Kodak launched its first range of Android TV powered TVs with screen sizes ranging from 43-inch to 65-inch and you can read more about them here. Today, the company has announced a range of new Android TVs starting at Rs 10,999. There is also a 75-inch 4K HDR TV running on the Android TV platform and it is priced at Rs 99,999. All the Kodak TVs are made in India.
Mr Avneet Singh Marwah, Director and CEO, Super Plastronics Pvt Ltd said, “We are proud to be recognised as Google’s official partner for Android TVs, which have enhanced customer experience. These new variants are an outcome of investments that we made in technology research within India. With the 75-inch CA series model, we will be a tough competitor in the premium affordable Smart TV segment.” He added, “Content consumption patterns have changed due to COVID-19 and Kodak 7XPRO is a certified Google Android TV that optimises data usage across 5,00,000 movies, shows, games and music available on the Google Play Store.”
The Kodak 7X Pro lineup has HD, FHD and 4K HDR TVs in its portfolio with sizes ranging from 32-inch all the way up to 75-inches. Let’s take a look at the TVs in detail. In the Kodak 7X Pro portfolio, we have the 32-inch HDTV, 40-inch FHD and 43-inch FHD TV, and 43-inch 4K TV. The 50, 55 and 75-inch TVs are all 4K with support for HDR.
All the TVs run on Android TV 9 out of the box giving users access to the Play Store, Chromecast built-in and streaming services. Under the hood, the TVs are powered by a Cortex A53 quad-core CPU and Mali450 GPU. The TVs have 8GB built-in storage and 1GB RAM. The TVs feature the Google Assistant along with a dedicated button on the remote control to bring up the assistant. The TVs also come with Chromecast built-in. They feature HDMI, Bluetooth, USB and Wi-Fi Connectivity along with ARC and CEC controls for the HDMI input. The TVs have 24W of sound output.
The TV comes with a sleek remote control that looks a lot like the Fire TV stick remote control. It has a minimalistic design and comes with hotkeys to launch Prime Videos, YouTube and Sony Liv. It also has a dedicated google assistant button.
Speaking of the price of the Kodak 7X Pro, the 32-inch HD TV is priced at Rs 10,999. The 40-inch FHD TV is priced at Rs 16,499. The 43-inch FHD TV is priced at Rs 18,999. The 43-inch 4K TV is priced at Rs 21,999. The 50-inch 4K TV is priced at Rs 25,999 and the 55-inch 4K TV is priced at Rs 29,999. The 75-inch TV is a part of the company’s CA portfolio and is priced at Rs 99,999. The TVs will be available from August 6.
Thomson recently announced its portfolio of budget 4K Android TVs in India and you can read more about it here.