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Former HTC execs launch Kazam Android smartphones

Kazam has unveiled its first line of smartphones with the team made up of former HTC executives releasing devices that will target various different price points.

The UK based startup is releasing a “less is more” Trooper range of devices aimed at entry level customers with the Thunder range designed to have the “ultimate in tech performance for the increasing demands of technology fanatics.”

“Six months ago KAZAM was founded and to be announcing our first phones today is incredible. We are small and experienced, ensuring we are quick to adapt and react to the changing needs of our local markets. There is much more to come from our exciting brand,” Michael Coombes, Kazam CEO, told

There are four devices in the Trooper range consisting of the X3.5, X4.0, X4.5, and X5.5, which all refer to the size of the screen that the device sports.

The X3.5 comes with a 1GHz dual-core processor with 4GB of internal memory that is expandable up to 32GB through the microSD car slot and it has 512MB of RAM. It packs a 3.2-megapixel rear camera, 1300mAh removable battery, the 3.5in screen has a 480 x 320 resolution.

In comparison the X5.5 has a 5.0-megapixel rear camera, 854 x 480 screen resolution, 2500mAh removable battery, and a 1.2GHz dual-core processor, with the same RAM and storage specifications as the X3.5.

The Thunder range currently consists of just one device – the Q4.5 – with more to be added a later date. It ships with a 1.3GHz quad-core processor, 1GB of RAM, and 4GB of internal storage that is expandable up to 32GB. There is an 8-megapixel rear snapper with a 854 x 480 resolution 4.5in display with an 1800mAh removable battery.

All of Kazam’s phones have dual-SIM capabilities with Kazam Rescue coming preinstalled so that the company’s support team can access device remotely in order to repair any issues present. Each of Kazam’s devices runs on the latest version of Android 4.2 Jelly Bean.

Devices will be released on a region-by-region basis with pricing expected in the coming days and weeks, plus a second Thunder device, the Q5.0, set to be announced “soon”.