Purism’s Librem 5 Privacy, Security-Focused Linux Phone Arrives in January 2019

With the promise to be world’s first community-owned smartphone ecosystem, the security and privacy-focused Librem 5 managed to raise nearly $2.5 million during its crowdfunding campaign, and it’s now on track to be released worldwide in January 2019 as Purism announces today major strides in manufacturing and development of the mobile device. It would appear that Purism already managed to finalize the specifications for Librem 5’s hardware platform, placing an order to its manufacturer for developer kits that have the same base specifications as the final design of the mobile phone. Also, they managed to finalize the case design and UI shell of Librem 5, as well as the Contacts and Calls apps.