Kazam is a British device manufacturer originally formed in May 2013 and introducing a number of devices to the market in November that year. They have just announced a number of new devices to the market a few days before the Mobile World Congress, MWC, kicks off in Barcelona. By “a number,” let me explain: there are six new Trooper Android smartphones, three Intel-powered Windows tablets, two Thunder Windows Phone devices and a new Life handset. I’ll be concentrating on the Android devices in this article, of course. Kazam are a small European-focussed manufacturer supporting both Android and Windows and the majority of their devices are based around MediaTek processors. Their Android devices run a stock, or near-stock, interface, which both helps keep development costs down and helps keep the devices relatively responsive. Although they released the very thin Tornado 348 last year, the majority of their Android smartphones are mainstream lower to mid-range devices. Kazam are a small manufacturer with a wide range of devices with similar specifications; the six new Trooper Android smartphones differ in the details and read like a mix-and-match of various components.
The most powerful of the new Trooper devices is the Trooper 445L, which comes with a 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek processor, 1 GB of RAM, 8 GB of internal storage plus a MicroSD card and a 4.5-inch, 480 by 800 pixel display panel. There’s a 1,980 mAh battery, a 5MP rear camera, VGA front facer and it’s powered by Android 4.4 Kit Kat. The “L” behind the model number signifies that the device supports 4G LTE networking. There’s a model with a smaller screen, the Trooper 440L, based around a 4.0-inch display with the same processor, resolution but half the RAM at 512 MB. There are three devices with a 5.0-inch display; the Trooper 450L, 450 and 451. The 450L and 450 use the same 1.3 GHz quad core MediaTek processor but the 450L has 1 GB of RAM and a higher screen resolution, whereas the 450 has 512 MB and fewer pixels. The 451 is based around a 1.2 GHz quad core processor and comes with 512 MB of RAM. Finally, the 455 has a 480 by 854 pixel, 5.5-inch display but it too has 512 MB of RAM.
We’ve no word on prices or availability but we expect these devices to be offered at very reasonable prices or, in Kazam’s words, “ultra affordable.” And Kazam have also announced that the new Trooper range will be available in many different colors, including champagne, blue, black, white, red, grey and silver, so it will be relatively easy to add a dash of color to the new device. What do you think of the new Kazam range? Let us know in the comments below.