Meet the world’s first satellite Android smartphone, Thuraya X5-Touch

A satellite phone is any phone that can connect to telecommunication satellites so as to receive a network for call and data transfer. Before, all satellite phones are “unsmart” (I mean they are feature phones, which could only be used for calling and sending SMS). But now – all thank to Thuraya Telecommunication – the world now has a satellite Android phone.

The satellite Android phone, called Thuraya X5-Touch, was launched at a Dubai conference a couple of days ago, and as you would have expected, the phone isn’t the kind of phone for everybody; it’s for the people always travelling to remote areas out of network coverage.

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Even though the phone can connect to satellites to make calls, send SMS, and browse everywhere in the world, Thuraya still went ahead and made the X5-Touch to support a normal SIM.

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So owners can switch between a satellite connection and a standard GSM connection. At the moment, the only features of Thuraya X5-Touch that have been announced include its 5.2-inch 1080p display screen covered with Gorilla class and IP67 certification for dust and water resistance, front and back camera, high capacity battery, dedicated SOS button, advanced navigation hardware – the fact that it is dual-SIMed.

Thuraya X5-Touch is expected to support connection such as Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC, and the target audience for government missions, energy projects, NGO deployments, and enterprise communications.

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