In the month of May we hit a major milestone: fabricating the Librem 5 USA PCBA! We started shipping Librem 5 USA the first week of June. We are now going through the Librem 5 USA backlog, and depending on the number of new orders that come in, we hope to hit shipping parity (when new orders are fulfilled within our normal 10 business day window) on Librem 5 USA in six to eight weeks. If you ordered a Librem 5 USA and haven’t gotten an email from us yet confirming your shipping address, you can expect one in the coming weeks.
A lot goes into manufacturing something as complex as the Librem 5 PCBA in the USA, and Purism CEO Todd Weaver wrote a deep dive into that process in his post Manufacturing the Librem 5 USA Phone in the United States of America. From that post:
One of the many industry-changing goals Purism had set–and now accomplished–was to manufacture our Librem 5 phone in the USA, including doing all electronics manufacturing in our facility (note: we have already been doing this for a few years with the Librem Key–Made in the USA). The Librem 5 USA is a revolutionary phone with immense differentiators compared with the rest of the mobile phone industry. Making the most secure phone demands being able to have full verification of all steps from releasing schematics, using Made in USA electronics, releasing all source code, isolating hardware components, and running an Operating System that is under the full control of the customer–that is not cryptographically forced into Big-Tech’s oppressive and exploitative control–The Librem 5 USA is all of those things.
As we mentioned in our Ball and Supply Chain post, Librem 5 production is paused until later this year due to supply chain issues. If that situation changes we will be sure to let everyone know in a blog post and monthly news update. In the mean time we are continuing to work on software improvements across many different fronts from the kernel, to camera and other hardware support, to UI improvements. In the coming months we will be transitioning over to PureOS 10 officially and by the time production resumes, Librem 5 customers will see an more polished, more functional, more convergent product.
|Librem Mini||In Stock||10 days|
|Librem Servers||In Stock||10 days|
|Librem Key||In Stock||10 days|
|Librem 14||In Stock||10 days|
|Librem 5 USA||In Stock||60 days|
|Librem 5||Currently shipping backlogs||52 weeks|