Thuraya has launched the X5-Touch, the company’s first Android smartphone. The X5-Touch is just like any normal smartphone, but designed to withstand extreme weather conditions.
The phone comes with a 5.2-inch 1080p IPS touchscreen and equipped with the Snapdragon 625 chipset. It has 2GB RAM, 16GB of expandable storage, an 8 MP rear camera, a 2 MP selfie snapper. The Thuraya X5-Touch runs Android 7.1 Nougat and its powered by a 3,800 mAh battery.
Thuraya’s CCO Shawkat Ahmed, who spoke during the launch, said;
A pioneer of many firsts in the satellite industry, we are proud to finally announce the commercial availability of Thuraya’s new X5-Touch Android satellite phone. The X5-Touch reaffirms our commitment to offer our partners and end-users the best products available, and best value no matter where they are.
The phone comes with NFC on board and supports navigation through GPS, BeiDou, and GLONASS. It is MIL-STD-810 certified to withstand extreme conditions and IP67 water and dust resistance as well. The X5-Touch weighs 262 grams and supports dual-SIM functionality with one SIM working on conventional 2G/3G/4G networks.
The Thuraya X5-Touch will be available in December to just 160 countries at a cost of £999.