Kazam breaks into smartphone business with launch of seven Androids
Back in June, we got word that yet another company was interested in setting up shop in the smartphone market. On its own, that might not be that interesting, but this group, calling itself Kazam, was made up of former HTC employees looking to branch out on their own. As such, we’ve been curious to see just what sort of phones the company might come up with, and find out if it had a shot at really becoming a success of its own. We’d largely forgot about Kazam over the past few months, but today the company comes back on the scene with a bang, announcing the seven Androids that will form its initial lineup.
We get a lot of variety here, especially when it comes to device sizes, but the theme overall is solidly low-to-mid-end.
The most capable of the new Kazam phones will be the Thunder Q4.5 and Q5.0. The Q4.5 has a 4.5-inch FWVGA display, 8MP main camera, 1GB RAM, 4GB storage (expandable), and runs a 1.3GHz quad-core SoC (presumably MediaTek). Details on the Q5.0 aren’t yet available, but we’re expecting much of the same with a 5-inch display.
Below the Thunder line is Kazam’s Trooper lineup, consisting of the Trooper X3.5, X4.0, X4.5, X5.0, and X5.5. Specs range from the x3.5 with a 3.5-inch HVGA display, 3.2MP camera, and 1GHz dual-core SoC to the X5.5 with a 5.5-inch FWVGA screen, 5MP camera, and 1.2GHz dual-core chip. 4GB storage prevails, as does having just 512MB of RAM.
While none of that is too exciting, all these models are dual-SIM, and Kazam warranties the screens on all of them for a year – even if you crack it and it’s your fault, you can get it replaced once for free.
Of course, the make-or-break question for Kazam could be pricing, and we’ve yet to learn what any of these models expect to sell for.