Several companies have offered sleeves that transform your smartphone into a satellite phone, but the Thuraya X5-Touch is touted as the “world’s smartest satellite phone”. Featuring LTE, GSM, and satellite connectivity to keep users “always on,” while boasting a dual SIM setup that integrates seamlessly with terrestrial networks when you’re in range. “With the Android platform there is already a multitude of Apps readily available to work on the Thuraya X5-Touch, and developers will have easy access to develop and customize Apps for the needs of their customers. It complements the “Bring Your Own Application” (BYOA) concept, customers have the flexibility to download any App of their choice, thereby breaking the paradigm and revolutionizing the way the satellite handset will be used,” said Ahmed Al Shamsi, acting Chief Executive Officer at Thuraya. Read more for a video and additional information.
“The smartphone boasts coverage in over 160 countries and features a 5.2-inch full-HD LCD touchscreen, expandable memory slots, WiFi compatibility, Gorilla Glass cornering, and an IP67 waterproof rating. Android 7.1.2 comes standard with the satellite phone and allows you to access all of your favorite apps while you’re stranded at sea,” reports Hi Consumption.