Thuraya X5-Touch Android Satellite Phone

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The Thuraya X5 Touch is the first Android based satellite phone on the market today. It offers innovative features that include dual mode capability with GSM and satellite networks, and advanced navigation and SOS functionality to ensure dependable communications across the globe.

Operating System

The Thuraya X5 Ttouch satellite smartphone runs on Google’s Android platform with preinstalled Google apps such as Gmail, Chrome, Google Maps, and the Google Play Store, which allows you to download other third party apps. With the X5 Touch running on Android Nougat system v7.1.2, users can personalize their sat phone using several of the customization options available.


Buy the Thuraya X5 and get the modern feel that distinguishes this handset apart from all other satellite phones. It comes equipped with a 5.2” full HD touchscreen and glare resistant Gorilla glass. The quality glass is a great attribute as it lets you work the display even if it’s wet or while you are wearing gloves.

Unique Features

The Thuraya X5 touch satellite phone has stylish, smart features that gives it the leading-edge in sat phones. It has a front and rear camera with a built-in flash, panorama mode, and face detection to capture and share high-quality photos and videos. No need to worry about media storage because the phone’s onboard capacity provides 16GB and 2GB RAM and comes with a dedicated Micro-SD slot to increase the phone memory to hold up to 32GB.

Physical Specifications

The X5 Touch is Thuraya’s product masterpiece weighing only 262 grams with its high IP67 industrial standard rating against dust and all types of liquid, including pressurized water and salt water. Its rugged design complies with military grade resistance to shock, vibration, and extreme temperatures.


This high-end device comes with X5 Touch handset, battery, international charger, and car charger along with earphones, a USB-C data cable, and micro-USB to USB-C adapter. Other accessories can be purchased separately such as:

  • Indoor Repeaters to amplify satellite signals inside

  • Solar Chargers for convenient use when electrical power is unreachable.

  • Spare Batteries as a backup extended use.

  • Submersible aquapacs for added protection in harsh environments.

Thuraya X5 Coverage

In satellite mode, the Thuraya X5 Touch can be used in more than 160 countries spanning Europe, Africa, Asia, and Australia. With the dual mode feature, Thuraya’s roaming agreements provide access to over 360 networks for GSM, LTE and UMTS / HSPA frequencies.

Data Services

The Thuraya X5 touch satellite phone can also be used as a personal hotspot for other smart devices to connect to GmPRS or terrestrial 4G/3G/2G data services. Additionally, it comes with multiple connectivity options that include Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, and NFC.

The following maximum data speeds can be obtained:

  • GmPRS speed (Packet Data) is 60 kbit/s for download and 15 kbit/s for upload.

  • Circuit Switched Data is 9.6 kbit/s for download and 9.6 kbit/s for upload.

  • 2G/3G/4G allows for 300 mbit/s download and 150 mbit/s for upload.

Thuraya X5 Satellite Phone Coverage Map

Thuraya Coverage Map

Thuraya's robust satellite network provides coverage in the most remote locations, ensuring congestion-free satellite communications to keep you connected at all times. From innovative satellite design to the reliability of each Thuraya device and accessory, we provide a truly superior satellite communication solution beyond the boundaries of terrestrial systems and cellular networks.

The Thuraya network does not cover north or south America.

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