android based satellite & GSM phone


The X5-Touch is the world’s first Android based satellite & GSM phone offering unparalleled flexibility. With a 5.2” full HD touchscreen it offers fast and simple connectivity in remote areas

With always on satellite and GSM, you can make and receive calls simultaneously on both networks, for a true dual-sim experience that’s ideal for critical communications


  • IP67 for dust and water protection
  • Dual-mode, dual sim, communicate seamlessly in satellite and GSM mode
  • Advanced navigation flexibility in all regions, with GPS, BeiDou, and Glonass systems
  • Powerful battery, with talk-time of up to 11 hours and a standby time of up to 100 hours
  • Dedicated SOS button, which is easy to use in times of distress – even when the phone is switched off


  • Remote Workers
  • Oil, Gas and Mining
  • Travellers / Backpackers
  • Government
  • Defence
  • Emergency Response



Android OS – The Thuraya X5-Touch 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.

Display – Thuraya X5-Touch comes equipped with a 5.2” full HD touchscreen made of glare resistant Gorilla glass. The toughened glass also works while the display is wet or while you are wearing gloves.

Dual mode. Dual SIM. – The X5-Touch works over Thuraya’s L-band satellite network as well as GSM 2G/3G/4G/LTE networks. It comes with two nano SIM card slots for complete flexibility allowing you to choose from a combination of both a Thuraya SIM card and a GSM SIM card, or any combination of SIM cards that meets your requirements.

Camera – With both front and rear cameras, a built-in flash, panorama mode and face detection the X5-Touch is far more than just a satphone!

Thuraya coverage – Thuraya’s reliable and uninterrupted satellite network allows you to stay connected via satellite mode anywhere across its coverage area over Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia.


Size 145 × 78 × 24mm
System / FrequenciesSatellite: Thuraya L-Band Satellite
GSM: 850, 900, 1800, 1900 MHz
LTE: B1 (2100), B3 (1800), B5 (850), B7 (2600), B8 (900), B20 (800), B40 (2300), B41 (2500)
UMTS | HSPA: B1 (2100), B2 (1900), B5 (850), B8 (900)
SIM Cards1 x SAT SIM slot (nano-SIM)
1 x GSM SIM slot (nano-SIM)
Data ServicesSatellite: GmPRS up to 60/15 Kbps (down/up) Circuit switched 9.6 Kbps
LTE: Up to 300/150 Mbps (down/up)
Display5.2” Gorilla glass
EnvironmentalIP67 dust and water ingress
CameraRear camera: 8MP with flash
Front camera: 2MP
Memory16 GB eMMC memory – Expandable up to 32 GB via microSD