Thuraya SatSleeve Specifications

Posted on September 27, 2015 by admsatThuraya SatSleeve Specifications Australia

Specifications for the Thuraya SatSleeve+ and the SatSleeve Hotspot

The SatSleeve Australia world now has two new SatSleeve models: The Thuraya SatSleeve+ and the SatSleeve Hotspot.  In reality, they are the same product with two different adapters.

The Thuraya SatSleeve+ Adapter 

Thuraya SatSleeve Specifications and useful information for the docked unit.

The SatSleeve+ adaptor allows users to dock their phones and supported devices securely. It is a universal adaptor which will adjust to the size of the smartphone.

It is important to realise that the “docking” of the smartphone does just one thing–it secures the phone physically to the SatSleeve.  

The satellite communication connection happens when you pair the smartphone with the Sat Phone Sleeve using the dedicated app, and not through the docking process.  So if you want to use the Thuraya Satellite Sleeve undocked (with the phone away from the SatSleeve) you can do that without any problems. 

Thuraya SatSleeve+ Specifications – Using the optional Hotspot base.

Thuraya also offers an optional attachment which converts the SatSleeve+ into a SatSleeve Hotspot.  You simply remove the Universal Adapter and slide in the Base Adapter and you have a SatSleeve Hotspot.

Personally, this is the combination that I prefer.  The SatSleeve+ with the additional Hotspot adapter base is what I consider to be the best deal for my own use.

Thuraya SatSleeve+ optional hotspot base

Thuraya SatSleeve Specifications – the SatSleeve Hotspot Adapter

Thuraya created the SatSleeve Hotspot for those customers who prefer using their SmartPhones undocked.  There are many reasons why customers would want to do that:

  • Some customers use cases that protect their SmartPhones and do not wish to remove this protection.  I use a LifeProof case which makes my iPhone waterproof and shockproof–removing that case is out of the question.  I know of many customers that have similar cases and feel the same way as I do about leaving their phones unprotected–especially during trips in challenging environments.
  • Some customers need to use their SmartPhones in satellite mode while inside a building.  This can be easily achieved with the SatSleeve Hotspot. You simply leave the Hotspot outside (in a secure location and with a clear view of the satellite) and use the SmartPhone inside a building.  The SmartPhone connects to the Hotspot via Wi-Fi and provided you are within a 30m radius (this may vary depending on locations) you will be able to use the SmartPhone in Satellite Mode.

It is important to realise that you can achieve the same functionality of the SatSleeve Hotspot using the SatSleeve+ since you do not have to dock the smartphone to the SatSleeve+ in order to use it.  Of course from an aesthetic point of view and practicality, it is nice to have the Hotspot base.

Thuraya SatSleeve Specifications – The Universal Adapter for Hotspot

Just as we did with the SatSleeve+, you can also convert your SatSleeve Hotspot into a SatSleeve+ by purchasing the Universal Adapter.

Thuraya SatSleeve Optional Universal Adaptor

Thuraya SatSleeve Specifications – For both SatSleeve+ and Hotspot


  • Compatible with Apple iOS
    • iOS devices (iOS 6, 7, 8 & 9)
      • iPhone 4, 4s, 5, 5s, 5c, 6, 6 plus
      • iPad Air
      • iPod Touch.
  • Compatible with Android devices
    • • Samsung Galaxy S3, S4, S5, S6, S6 Edge
      • Samsung Galaxy Note 3, 5, Note Edge, Note 10.1” 2014 edition tablet
      • Samsung Galaxy A8, J7, E7, Alpha (tested with Android 4.4)
      • Huawei Honor 4C (tested with Android 4.4)
      • Huawei Ascend G750, Y635
      • HTC One M8 & Desire Eye (tested with Android 4.4)
      • Sony Xperia Z1 & Sony Xperia Z2 (tested with Android 4.4)
      • CAT S50 smartphone (tested with Android 4.4)
      • Asus Memo Pad 8 ME180A tablet.
  • Make and receive Satellite Phone Call
    • The SatSleeve does not interfere with your normal use of your SmarPhone.  If you are within mobile coverage, you will be able to make and receive GSM calls as usual.
  • SMS, E-mail, Social Media, and Apps
  • You can connect the SatSleeve to a PC in GmPRS mode and use the PC’s browser. Data download speeds up to 60 kbps for downloads and up to 15 kbps for uploads
  • Dedicated SOS button (In Australia the SOS button connects you to 000)
  • Free downloadable App.  Make sure to use the new Thuraya SatSleeve+ Hotspot app and not the older App which supports the previous models of Thuraya SatSleeve.  We have provided the correct App download links below
    • Apple iOS
    • Android.  
    • The App supports 12 languages:Arabic, Bahasa Indonesia, Chinese (Simplified), English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.
  • The SatSleeve connects to the SmartPhone or Device via Wi-Fi and dedicated App.
    • Wi-Fi operational radius is up to 30m (depending on locations). 
    • For security reasons, the Thuraya SatSleeve supports only one SmartPhone or Device, so you will not be able to pair it with multiple devices.
  • COVERAGE The SatSleeve+ and Hotspot connect to the reliable Thuraya Satellite Network.  Thuraya cover 70% of the world and all of Australia.

Thuraya SatSleeve Specifications Coverage Map

  • LOCAL AUSTRALIAN NUMBER.  When you buy your Thuraya SatSleeve from us we will make sure you get an Australian Mobile Number that you can use with your SatSleeve while in satellite mode.  You can use this number while roaming within the Australian region.  There is no additional charge for this service it comes free as part of your satellite data plan subscription.  You can read more about the advantages of using an Aussie mobile number here.

Thuraya SatSleeve Specifications – Hardware

The following Thuraya SatSleeve Specifications incl.

  • Dimensions
    • SatSleeve+
      • Including universal smartphone adaptor: 138 x 69 x 42
      • Weight 256 g.
    • SatSleeve Hotspot
      • Including hotspot stand: 142 x 69 x 38
      • Weight 290 g.
  • Power
    • Battery 3.7v Li-ion 2440 mAh
      • Talk time up to 3 hours
      • Stand by time 
        • With Wi-Fi continuously on: up to 9 hours
        • With Wi-Fi off up to 70 hours.
  • Operating temperature: -10 ℃ to +55 ℃.
  • Connectors
    • 3.5 mm jack for headset
    • Micro USB for charging and upgrade
    • DC charging jack

Thuraya SatSleeve Specifications – Updates

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Thuraya SatSleeve Specifications updated on the 21 July 2019

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