Newcomer Kazam launches Trooper and Thunder Android phones

Kazam Thunder Q45A new Android smartphone maker has entered the arena this week. Kazam was founded during the summer by former HTC UK executives, and in just six months, it has announced a series of new phones. There are various models which fall into two ranges, Trooper and Thunder.

The Trooper range consists of five – yes, five – mid-range phones. The Trooper X3.5 and X4.0 both have dual-core 1GHz processors, but the former has a 3.5-inch display with a 320 x 480 pixel resolution, plus a 3.2-megapixel camera. The latter’s screen increases to 4-inches and the resolution becomes 480 x 800 pixels, while the camera is 5-megapixels.

Moving up the range you get the Trooper X4.5, the Trooper X5.0 and the Trooper X5.5. This time, a a 1.2GHz dual-core processor provides the power, and the screen sizes relate to their model numbers, with the resolution on all three staying at 480 x 854.

The Kazam Thunder Q4.5 is a higher-specced model with a 4.5-inch display and a 480 x 854 resolution, but the processor is a 1.3GHz quad-core chip with 1GB of RAM. The camera has been improved too, and has 8-megapixels.

All Kazam’s phone have dual-SIM slots, and use Android 4.2 Jelly Bean as the operating system, which comes free of any special user interface. At the moment there’s no information on the price or release date for Kazam’s phones. It’s going to be interesting to see if the new company can attract any network deals, or if it’ll have to rely on sales through its own website. We’ll bring you more news when it’s announced.

About Andrew Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be at least a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a freelance tech writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and drove a series of audacious cars