Thuraya X5 Touch Satellite Phone


Thuraya X5 Touch is the world’s first smart Satellite Phone, which offers fast and simple connectivity on the move with dual SIM capabilities.

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The Thuraya X5 Touch packages below are based on the Thuraya NOVA tariff which offers reduced calling rates in many countries including the UK and most of Europe.  Check the full list of countries included in the Thuraya NOVA Zone > 


If the country you will be using the phone in is not listed you may want to consider a Thuraya Standard tariff which offers flat pricing across the whole of the Thuraya coverage area and a 1 year SIM validity rather than the 2 year validity offered on the NOVA Tariff.  If you wish to choose this option please choose "Thuraya X5 Touch Only" below.  Purchase a Thuraya Standard SIM Card > 


A final airtime option is a Pay Monthly contract.  If you wish to choose this option please choose "Thuraya X5 Touch Only" below.  More information on Thuraya X5 Touch Pay Monthly Options >


Thuraya X5 Touch is the world’s first smart Satellite Phone. It is the most rugged phone in the MSS industry, with a 5.2” full HD LCD touchscreen with Gorilla® glass, for enhanced screen protection and capacitive display. 

The Thuraya X5 Touch is a dual mode and dual SIM satellite phone - with a dual SIM slot for 2 nano SIMs. It is perfect for users who frequently move in and out of terrestrial coverage across a range of market sectors including government missions, energy projects, enterprise communications, and NGO deployments. The phone offers fast and simple connectivity on the move, in remote areas normally beyond the reach of smartphones.


Thuraya X5 Touch Key Features:


The Thuraya X5 Touch Satellite Phone operates on the Thuraya network, to provide reliable, clear and uninterrupted communications across Europe, Africa, Asia, Australia and the Middle East.  


Operating System

This Thuraya Satellite Phone runs on the Android platform from Google. A range of Google applications and services are preinstalled on your device, for example Gmail, Google Maps, Google Chrome, Google Search and the Google Play Store, which gives you access to a multitude of available 3rd party apps.


Dual-mode functionality

The X5 Touch works with Thuraya SIM cards or with GSM SIM cards or a combination of both. This Satellite Phone offers seamless walk-and-talk functionality even in satellite mode. 



The Thuraya X5 Touch has a dedicated SOS button, which is easy to use in an emergency. Even when the phone is switched off, simply press and hold the SOS button for 3 seconds, which starts the handset and triggers the SOS call (and/or SMS) to any pre-programmed number.


Battery Life

The Thuraya X5 has a high-capacity battery for extended talk time (up to 11 hours) and standby time (up to 100 hours). 



The 5.2” full HD LCD touchscreen of this Thuraya Satellite Phone is designed with Gorilla® glass to works with gloves and in wet conditions. Also, the X5 Touch has a front and rear camera. 


Standard Ratings

The Thuraya X5 Touch complies with MIL standard and rated IP67 with full dust and water protection.


What is Included?

  • Thuraya X5 Touch Handset
  • Removeable Battery
  • Universal Travel Charger
  • Car Charger
  • Earphones
  • USB Data Cable
  • Support USB Flash Disk
  • Quick Start Guide
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Send a message through your device to an email address or SMS number. Not all mobile networks allow you to send text messages to satellite networks and as a result text messaging can be unreliable. Please check with your provider or contact us for further information.


Automated tracking is available on this device meaning contacts back home can follow your journey or you can monitor the movement of your assets.


Stay only a voice call away from friends, family or colleagues even when in the remotest of areas.


Once the emergency button is pressed on your beacon, your location will be sent to a rescue coordination centre via satellite. This SOS is then diverted to emergency services near to your location to aid rescue. The location will be continuously sent for a minimum of 24 hours.


Dimensions 14.5 x 7.8 x 2.4 cm
Weight 262 g
Operating System Android Nougat (7.1.2) 
IP Rating IP67, water and dust protection
Display 5.2” full HD LCD touchscreen with Gorilla® glass
Battery Life (Talk-Time) Up to 11 Hours
Battery Life (Standby-Time) Up to 100 Hours
Phone Storage Memory Up to 32GB
Key Features
Compliant to MIL-Standard 810 G/F 

Dual mode and dual SIM:

  • Thuraya L-Band satellite and GSM 2G/3G/4G/LTE
  • Dual SIM slot (2x nano SIM) 
Front and rear camera
Micro-SD card slot
Most powerful battery in the industry
Dedicated SOS button
External Antenna Connector
GPS, Glonass, BeiDou with Navigation and Tracking apps incl. Geofencing 
Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC


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