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Kazam outs the Thunder2 4.5L as its debut 4G smartphone

Ex-HTC staffers look to woo those after a budget LTE handset
Thu Feb 20 2014, 15:35

UPSTART SMARTPHONE MAKER Kazam outed its first 4G LTE smartphone on Thursday, the catchily named Kazam Thunder2 4.5L.

Kazam, which was formed last year by former HTC executives Michael Coombes and James Atkins, announced the Thunder2 4.5L ahead of next week's Mobile World Congress (MWC) where the device will make its debut.

As well as support for 4G LTE, the mid-range handset has a quad-core 1.2GHz processor, a 4.5in 480x854 resolution display and Google's Android 4.3 Jelly Bean mobile operating system.

Kazam Thunder2 4.5L with Android 4.3 Jelly Bean

Set to arrive in the UK in the second quarter, the Kazam Thunder2 4.5L also features dual 8MP and 1.3MP cameras, Bluetooth 4.0 and a 1,850mAh battery that, according to the company, will offer a mere three hours of talk time.

Kazam CEO Michael Coombes said, "The demand for LTE-enabled phones continues to grow across Europe. Our announcement today demonstrates our commitment to the market, and our ability to react quickly."

The Thunder2 4.5L will be joined by the Thunder2 5, an affordable phablet device that will feature Android 4.2.2 Jelly Bean, an HD 720p display and a 2,000mAh battery that will offer seven hours of talk time.

Kazam also outed four new members of its Trooper smartphone lineup on Thursday, following in the footsteps of last year's smartphone line, along with the Kazam Life feature phone line-up.

There's no word on pricing or availability for Kazam's latest smartphones yet, but we'll catch up with Kazam at Mobile World Congress next week to find out more. µ


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