After spending years producing and selling laptops that come with GNU/Linux-based software and an emphasis on user privacy, Purism unveiled plans in 2017 to make its first smartphone.
Two years later, the company started shipping the first Purism Librem 5 smartphones.
The phone is up for pre-order from Purism for $749, but if you order today you won’t receive a phone for 6 months, as Purism is producing the phone in batches. The basic specs remain the same for all models so far, but the PCB, case, and other hardware elements may vary from batch to batch.
1440 x 720 pixel
4 x ARM Cortex-A53 CPU cores @ 1.5 GHz
Vivante GC7000Lite GPU
|Wireless||WiFi 4 (dual-band)|
GPS (Teseo LIV3F GNSS)
4G LTE (Gemalto PLS8)
|Battery||3,500 mAh (removable)|
|Hardware kill switches||WiFi/Bluetooth|
(Turn off all three to also disable IMU+compass, GNSS, ambient light, and proximity sensors)
|Dimensions||150 x 75 x 15.5mm (Aspen Batch)|
Latest Librem 5 news
- Purism’s Fund Your App asks what apps you’d like on the Librem 5 (and if you’ll donate to get them)by Brad Linder on October 8, 2020 at 3:00 pm
- Purism’s Librem AweSIM is a privacy-focused cellular service (for $99/month)by Brad Linder on October 1, 2020 at 3:25 pm
- Run Android apps on the Librem 5 with Anboxby Brad Linder on September 16, 2020 at 8:36 pm