The Thuraya company today unveiled the smartphone X5-Touch. The manufacturer claims that the world’s first satellite smartphone. A quick Google search on the phrase “smartphone satellite” really gave no results, so apparently the company is not lying.
And, in fact, it is known the operator and the manufacturer of devices of satellite communication, so lying to him makes no sense. So, X5-Touch — first satellite smartphone (supports GPS/GLONASS/BeiDou). Smartphones need operating system, so there is Android. Who would doubt. And Android 7.0, but it could be worse. Moreover, there is even a display of 5.2 inches with Full HD resolution, but why? Honestly, I do not really understand why you need a satellite smartphone. Working out some Temple Run, climbing Kilimanjaro?
Anyway, have a smartphone. Unfortunately, Thuraya did not disclose most of its parameters. I think as a platform, we use something budget. But the platform is not so important. The problem is that even about autonomy are not told. Apparently, this is due to the fact that the novelty will fall only in the fourth quarter. Yes, the price is also not called.
Of the remaining data highlight the presence of two slots for SIM cards and dual radio, water protection according to IP67 standard compliance MSS.
By the way, anyone have experience using a satellite phone? Share in the comments.