Where there is no GSM there is Thuraya X5-touch having the coverage for satellite. It is a great travel companion for those people who like to visit far-off areas.
The travelers were limited to carry the separate satellite phone, but now they get a satellite phone package with the Thuraya X5-Touch. It is the world first satellite connection capable Android smartphone.It can also switch between satellite and GSM connectivity.
It is a dual sim phone. The status bar shows the SAT and GSM and can easily transit.
Thuraya X5-Touch gets access to the millions of apps in Google Play Store providing the same smartphone experience, it is the best part of this phone. You can easily check up on your social applications.
The satellite smartphone is IP67 certified.There is not any detailed specification but the company reveals some of the functions.This satellite phone is a game changer carrying big step in design and functionality.
- Dust and waterproof (up to 1 meter for 30 minutes).
- Connectivity features like Wi-Fi, Bluetooth, NFC, and GPS.
- SOS call button for the emergency.
It has given the idea to developers to make applications that are specifically designed for satellite. It is expected that satellite connectivity might become more common in future. There is no release date and price by the company till yet.