Back in November 2018, a UAE-based global satellite operator, Thuraya launched the world’s smallest satellite Android smartphone, Thuraya X5 Touch in Dubai. In this article, we are going to brief about the Thuraya X5 Touch smartphone. The device has been launched in 160 countries around the world with a price tag of £999.
Thuraya X5 Touch comes with a 5.2 inches 1080p IPS touchscreen display which is protected by Gorilla Glass. The satellite smartphone is powered by Qualcomm Snapdragon 625 octa-core chipset, 2 GB RAM, and 16 GB ROM. Users can expand the storage option through microSD card slot up to 32GB.
The smartphone holds 8 MP primary and a 2 MP secondary camera respectively. Thuraya X5 Touch runs on Android Nougat 7 and is backed up by a 3800mAh battery. The battery offers a talk time of 11 hours and a standby time of 100 hours.
Thuraya X5 Touch comes with IP67 water dust resistant capabilities along with a MIL-STD-810 certification. A MIL-STD-810 certification suggests that the device can withstand extreme conditions.
Apart from this, it also possesses other general capabilities of a good smartphone such as dual SIM support that can run in 2G, 3G and 4G networks, WiFi connectivity, BeiDou connectivity, Bluetooth connectivity, GPS, NFC, and GLONASS. You cannot just mistake this device with any other smartphone in the market.
The dual SIM Android satellite smartphone offers GSM / LTE network access along with satellite coverage. However, it should be noted that the smartphone does not cover satellite network in North or South America. For these regions exclusively, you need to have a handset with Iridium or Inmarsat network access. However, GSM coverage is available throughout.
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The company considers that the phone is specially designed for users who have to frequently move in and out of terrestrial coverage across a range of market sectors. It can be some sort of government missions or energy project or enterprise communications or some NGO deployments.
To learn more about this product, visit the official website of Thuraya.