The ultra-private Purism Librem 5 phone is a step closer to reality

June 6, 2018 Matthew Hughes


In 2017, San Francisco-based Purism raised $2.5 million via crowdfunding to bring the Librem 5 smartphone to life. The Librem 5 is privacy and freedom-focused, and allows the user to control every facet of the device, while avoiding the Internet’s pervasive surveillance. Units are expected to ship next year, and Purism says it’s making great strides in bringing the device to life. The company has finalized the hardware specifications of the Librem 5, and has ordered the initial developer kits from the manufacturer. These, Purism says, share the base specifications as the final model that will ship to customers. Purism…

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