Librem 5, the secure Linux-based phone, will go on sale with these specifications

By 5 Any mobile phone fan knows that there are currently only two real options: Android and iOS. What any mobile fan will also know is that there are many companies that want to gain a foothold in this market, one of the most interesting for Linux users being the Plasma Mobile that KDE Community is developing. Most alternatives look to the future, where the By 5, but Purism's phone will arrive later this year.

In recent months, there have been rumors about what specs I'd have the Librem 5 from Purism. Today, the company has put an end to speculation by publishing what the phone they have developed will look like, in part, thanks to a crowfunding that began in 2017. The developers knew some details of the Librem 5, but today the rest of the details that you have below.

Librem 5 Technical Specifications

  • Processor: IMX8M (quad-core).
  • Screen: 5.7 ″ IPS TFT 720 × 1440.
  • Memory RAM: 3GB (not yet revealed).
  • Graphics: OpenGL / ES 3.1, OpenGL 3.0, Vulkan, OpenCL 1.2.
  • Bonded warehouse: 32GB eMMC.
  • Main camera: 13MP with flash.
  • Secondary camera (front): 8MP.
  • USB Type C to charge the device, pass data and video output.
  • Battery: 3.500mAh, replaceable.
  • Ability to add microSD memory (limit unknown).
  • 3.5mm jack port.
  • Connectivity: Gemalto PLS9 3G / 4G modem, 802.11abgn 2.4 Ghz / 5Ghz + Bluetooth 4.
  • Others: GPS, a speaker, accelerometer.
  • Price range: $ 649, $ 699 as of August 1. Available for reservation from here!.

Other things to keep in mind and that were already known, the Librem 5 uses the PuerOS operating system, based on Debian, and a mobile version of GNOME. Taking into account the processor and the 3GB of RAM, we can ensure that it has enough resources to function perfectly. In any case, the raison d'être of the Librem 5 from Purism is security. Are you interested in this Linux phone for a price of about € 700?

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  1.   qtrit said

    I have been following this project for 2 years, and I have reserved the equipment for almost 9 months, I know that going from an S8 Plus to this thing will be horrible, that it will fail, that it will have some engineering problem and I won't even tell you about the software but .. It does not matter, I do not want to carry a thing with 1000 sensors on top that I do not control and they do nothing but generate datalogs of my life constantly.

    1.    Joseph said

      I imagine that you do not want any of the apps that Google play, and that all your people use telegram instead of WhatsApp ……

  2.   zicoxy3 said

    It is a breakthrough, a big one. I would like to have one and feel "free" from the big G and so on…. but at the same time I see it as an object of «freakism», pure and simple.
    The price limits it excessively, even more than the apps that you lose.

  3.   Julio said

    The way is to release linux mobile (with its variants) for existing models, like the roms let's say.
    700 euros, what a good work notebook is worth ...

  4.   Gus said

    Uff for that price I prefer to collaborate by buying a Fairphone. Is that in the absence of seeing how it performs, a processor used in ebooks, remote controls or mp4 players does little to me. The screen with only HD resolution is passable due to the size of the 5,7-inch panel, in fact the Xiaomi Mi A3, which has just come out, also has that resolution and is 6 inches. What strikes me as an insult for that price is that the memory is of the eMMC type, the slowest on the market. 3- and 4-year-old phones are much better than this "new" phone. Now, I have not read about the project, but maybe the most demanding application that this Librem has is the GPS navigator. And then you understand the reason for so much austerity although I cannot understand why the price is so close to that of the OnePlus 7 Pro that in characteristics is like another galaxy. With these characteristics, the price should be € 490 to make it more interesting to the public and still have a profit margin, but for $ 649 it gives me that it will not go very far.

  5.   Peter Bonilla said

    The operating system is Pure Os is a version of Debian with GNU permission .. with a browser similar to Icewild with trackers to break junk advertising .. it does not accept can programs like Chrome. It is recommended not to use Google, or networks such as Facebook, WhattsApp. Use Telegram or Signal

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