The company Thuraya introduced the world’s first satellite smartphone with a touch screen and running the operating system Android. From a technical point of view, the Thuraya X5-Touch is two devices in one: a satellite phone and an Android smartphone capable of working in 2G, 3G and 4G networks. The device is also protected, meeting the IP67 standard.
There is no information on the “filling” of the satellite smartphone, only Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and NFC modules, as well as GPS, BeiDou and GLONASS are mentioned in the official press release ; there is a dedicated SOS button, which sends to the given recipients the coordinates of the X5-Touch owner .
The price of the smartphone Thuraya is still unknown.