NEW: The Thuraya X5 Touch Satellite Phone

Thuraya X5 Touch - Blog-Header (79) Thuraya X5 Touch Satellite Phone is the worlds smallest and first touchscreen satellite phone from Thuraya.

Thuraya X5 Touch

The Thuraya X5 Touch is the newest satellite phone from Thuraya, which promises unparalled flexibility. In addition to being the world's smallest satellite phone, the Thuraya X5 Touch is the first touchscreen satellite phone. It offers many standard satellite phone features but also exceeds existing phones in the market! Purchasing the Thuraya X5 Touch promises connectivity when you go off-the-grid but with the features of a smartphone.X5-Touch-resized

Android OS

Thuraya has introduced this new Satellite Phone on the Android operating system, to provide a range of preinstalled Google applications and services on your device. This apps include Gmail, Google Maps, Google Chrome, Google Search and the Google Play Store. Therefore with access to a multitude of apps, including some 3rd party apps, this satellite phone rivals many smartphones!

Dual SIM

Thuraya has created this satellite phone as the world's first Android based satellite & GSM phone. The Thuraya X5 Touch comes equipped with two nano SIM card slots for complete flexibility and choice. Therefore you can communicate seamlessly in satellite or GSM mode because the Thuraya X5-Touch works over Thuraya’s L-band satellite network as well as GSM 2G/3G/4G/LTE networks. This dual capabilities offers their customers unparalleled flexibility to choose the combination of SIM cards that meets your requirements. The Thuraya X5 Touch promises simultaneous use of the two SIM cards and users can switch between satellite and terrestrial connections, to meet your requirements.


The Thuraya X5 Touch has a 5.2" full HD touchscreen made of glare resistant Gorilla® glass. This toughened glass makes the Thuraya X5 Touch the most rugged phone in the industry with IP67 standard and compliance with MIL 810 G/F. Therefore, the phone is full dust and water protected and tested to withstand shock, vibration and extreme temperature. The touchscreen also works while the display is wet or while you are wearing gloves. These capabilities broaden the possible usage of the satellite phone, from countries with a cold climate to expeditions that take you to sea.


Thuraya_X5-Touch_Angle3-4_01_0The phone comes equipped with GPS, BeiDou, and Glonass systems for the highest flexibility in all regions. Use the preinstalled navigation and tracking apps to send your current location details to pre-defined numbers via SMS or email, based on pre-set time intervals, distance travelled or when moving inside or outside your pre-set geofence. Alternatively, for managing location and geo-fencing, we offer online mapping that is compatible with the Thuraya X5 Touch and other devices. Find out more about GTCTrack and sign up to a free trial. Additionally, the Thuraya X5-Touch has a dedicated SOS button, which is easy to use in times of distress. Even when the phone is switched off, simply press and hold the SOS button for 3 seconds, to trigger the SOS call (and/or SMS) to any pre-programmed number.


Equipped with the most powerful battery in the industry, the X5-Touch has a talk-time of up to 11 hours and a standby time of up to 100 hours enabling reliable communications whenever you need it across an extended period of time.

Additional Features Thuraya X5 Touch -Front and Rear Camera

The Thuraya X5 Touch has both a front and rear camera to enable users to take photos and videos anywhere. Enjoy state-of-the-art features like built-in flash, panorama mode, face detection and many more. Additionally, the Thuraya X5 Touch has a dedicated Micro-SD slot to expand your phone memory up to 32GB. This ensures that you don’t run out of memory when you need it. The Thuraya X5 Touch comes with Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC connectivity as well as walk-and-talk capabilities. Therefore, the X5 Touch facilitates reliable and efficient connectivity from the combination of high performance satellites from Thuraya’s network. Additionally, the omni-directional antenna is designed to ensure enhanced mobility.

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