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Librem 5 Linux Phone Starts Shipping September 24th in Batches Until Q4 2020

In development since October 2017 and after a few delays, the privacy and security-focused Librem 5 Linux-powered smartphone from Purism is finally shipping later this month, but in batches as iterative production releases. Each batch will ship hardware and software updates, as well as improved mechanical design. The shipping starts September 24th and it will end in Q4 2020. The first batch, which will start shipping from September 24th until October 22nd, consists of the initial Librem 5 board and all hardware components, individual milled case with loose fit, varying alignment, and hand crafted unfinished switch caps. Software-wise, you’ll get the initial release of core apps and software updates from the PureOS Store via terminal.