HTC breakaway company Kazam announces its first 7 Android phones

HTC breakaway company Kazam announces its first 7 Android phones
Earlier this year, a number of former HTC executives decided to start up their own smartphone manufacturing company, called Kazam. The idea was to offer “stunning design, robust hardware, and intuitive technology, underpinned with improved customer service.” Now, the company has announced its first seven smartphones, all of which run Android.

None of the devices appear to be "top tier" by any measurement, but the high-end offerings from Kazam (which are low-end by most standards) will carry the Thunder name. The Kazam Thunder Q4.5 will offer a 4.5-inch display with a 854×480 resolution, a 1.3GHz quad-core SoC, 1GB of RAM, an 8MP rear camera, and just 4GB of storage, although it will offer expandable storage via a microSD card slot. There will also be a Thunder Q5.0 in the future, but the specs haven't been announced on that yet. 

The lower-end line will be the Trooper X3.5, X4.0, X4.5, X5.0, and X5.5. You can guess the screen sizes from the numbering scheme, and the resolutions range from just 480x320 for the X3.5 to 854×480 for the X5.5. On the low end, the devices will have dual-core 1GHz SoCs, and the upper range bumps that up to a dual-core 1.2GHz SoC. All of the devices be dual-SIM capable and have 4GB of storage and 512MB of RAM and run Android 4.2.

Where Kazam really wants to make its mark is in customer service and for that, the company is offering a one-year warranty on all devices, and will even replace your device if you drop it and break it. No word yet on pricing or availability. 

source: Kazam via pocketnow

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23 Comments

1. Sauce unregistered

"... and will even replace your device if you drop it and break it. " Awesome! Now that is really good, given that most companies charge a replacement fee if it is not a hardware related issue.

4. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

That's pretty reasonable though. If you think about it, there is really no reason they would be expected to take a loss because someone got careless and wanted a free replacement. Granted the phone must cost close to nothing to make that would allow them to do this.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

Or they can include the price of two phones and an extended warranty in the retail price like Apple does and then take undeserved credit for good customer service. And they still have the cajones to offer apple care on top of that....

15. SuperMaoriBro

Posts: 533; Member since: Jun 23, 2012

cool, use your phone for 11 months without any covers, cases, screen protection, then smash it into the ground and get yourself a brand new shiny scratch free device. sweet

2. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

I see your one phone release and raise you seven.

3. TheLolGuy

Posts: 483; Member since: Mar 05, 2013

Maybe the company won't get attention from tech fans, but focusing on low end devices is smart. It's the only part of the smartphone market that will continue to see blazing fast growth from this point on. If they're successful, we might one day see them try their hand as a high end competitor too.

5. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

Yeah, but they need a higher end device too. IMO, it is needed in order to compete. The phone at least look good though.

6. NexusPhan

Posts: 632; Member since: Jul 11, 2013

Should have done 14 phones.

7. 14545

Posts: 1835; Member since: Nov 22, 2011

I wouldn't go that far. I would say the 3.5-4.5 range should be all midrange. Then with then the 4.5-5.5 should include both mid and high end range phones. So for a total of 10 phones. Honestly, they probably won't sale any of the 3.5 inch phones, so they probably shouldn't even make it. However, it does seem like a promising company.

8. _PHug_

Posts: 482; Member since: Oct 11, 2011

The Kazam Thunder Q4.5 4.5-inch display 1GB of RAM 8MP rear camera 4GB of storage Sorry Kazam that only works for Apple

23. Chris_Bakke

Posts: 247; Member since: Jan 23, 2013

Still more screen real estate than the iPhone.

9. gallitoking

Posts: 4721; Member since: May 17, 2011

The only thing that comes to my mind when I heard Kazam is the flop of a movie Shaquille o'Neal made..

21. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

I remember that! LOL!

10. PapaSmurf

Posts: 10457; Member since: May 14, 2012

MediaTek processors... Oh no.

11. Gaurav008

Posts: 328; Member since: Jul 20, 2012

Let me guess, the 1.3 Ghz processor mentioned is one of those Mediatek ones (when they were sh¡t) released 2 years back ! FAIL

12. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Every bussiness start out low... if their products made a hood make soon they will enter high end market too. No money is enough for those CEO.

13. Doakie

Posts: 2478; Member since: May 06, 2009

Yeah...I'd rather buy a Blu phone. I've been kicking around the idea of buying a Blu Studio 5.5 to play with it and give it a try. At $170 it's kinda hard to resist it as an impulse buy.

14. GeekMovement unregistered

not really a "stunning design" if that pic in the thumbnail is accurate.

16. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

if i had a dog he/she would even think i didn't much care for him/her if i got him/her one of these things..

17. KingKurogiii

Posts: 5713; Member since: Oct 23, 2011

i hope retail availability = putting 2 quarters into a machine and having one drop out in a capsule container...

18. GrapeEyes

Posts: 248; Member since: Sep 01, 2013

Those specs are awful!! FAIL products!!

20. rovio29

Posts: 2; Member since: Nov 06, 2013

512MB Ram and design atleast in pics is not appealing. forgot abt warrenty. who will buy in the first place

22. Ronny666

Posts: 128; Member since: Jun 08, 2013

They should have added micro-electric shaver in it, at least you can shave while waiting for the apps or pages to load on the slow processor.

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