Thuraya X5-Touch Is First Satellite Smartphone – All You Need To Know

Thuraya Telecommunications Company has announced the world’s first satellite smartphone. The Android handset sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with glare resistant Gorilla glass. The highlight of the new handset is its always connected satellite network connection. It offers fast and simple connectivity on the move, and in remote areas. Read more to find about Thuraya X5-Touch Price in India, Specifications, and Features

Thuraya X5-Touch

Price and Availability

The Thuraya X5-Touch will be available for commercial distribution next month. As of now, there is no confirmation about the price.

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Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 625
Internal Storage 16GB (expandable)
Display 5.2-inch, IPS LCD, 16:9 aspect ratio, full HD (1920 x 1080 pixels), glare resistant Gorilla glass
OS Android 7.1 Nougat
Primary (Rear) Camera 8MP with flash
Front Camera 2MP
Battery 3800mAh
Dual SIM Yes

The new handset is powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 processor along with 2GB RAM and 16GB internal storage (expandable). It is backed by a big 3800mAh battery. For photography, the Thuraya X5-Touch comes with an 8-megapixel rear camera and a 2-megapixel front camera.

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  • Android 7.1 Nougat OS
  • Dual-SIM
  • Dual mode
  • Water and dust resistant
  • MIL-STD 810 certification
  • Built-in SOS button

The dual-SIM smartphone (2G/3G/4G network slot + satellite network slot) comes with a dual mode that keeps both SIM slots ‘always on’simultaneously. Users can easily switch between two cellular and satellite networks.

The satellite smartphone runs Android 7.1 Nougat operating system. Apart from available Android apps, developers will be allowed easy access to develop and customize apps for users. The handset uses the ‘Bring Your Own Application’ (BYOA) concept. It features Bluetooth, NFC, Wi-Fi, GPS, BeiDou and GLONASS as connectivity options.

Design & Display

The Thuraya X5-Touch sports a 5.2-inch IPS LCD display with a 16:9 aspect ratio and full HD resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels). It is made of glare resistant Gorilla glass that works even when it is wet or while wearing gloves.

The satellite smartphone comes with IP67 rating (water and dust resistance) along with MIL-STD 810 certification (works in extreme weather conditions). It comes with thick bezels and weighs 262 grams. Additional features include advanced navigation and tracking functions and a built-in SOS button.

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The Thuraya Telecommunications Company is a subsidiary of the Al Yah Satellite Communications Company (Yahsat). It is known for making phones for the fishing sector, exploration companies, defense personnel, NGOs and transport companies. This helps users to stay connected in remote areas where there is no cell phone coverage.

“A pioneer of many firsts in the satellite industry, we are proud to finally announce the commercial availability of Thuraya’s new X5-Touch android satellite phone. The X5-Touch reaffirms our commitment to offer our partners and end-users the best products available, and the best value no matter where they are,” said Shawkat Ahmed, CCO, Thuraya.

The Thuraya X5-Touch brings a unique and interactive experience to its users. The Android platform will enrich the application if the satellite phone.

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