Experience the Librem 5 USA

The Freedom and Privacy of the Librem 5, plus a Secure Supply Chain

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The Librem 5 USA has the same features and look of the Librem 5 on the outside, but all the electronics will be made in our USA facility, and the entire phone will be Assembled in the USA, using the same supplier we used for the Librem 5 devkits in 2018 and Librem Key in 2019. By doing all electronics fabrication within the boundaries of our facility Purism can oversee each stage of the production. The Librem 5 USA exists alongside our regular Librem 5; it’s the same freedom you’ve grown to trust with Purism products, it’s the same operating system (PureOS), the same software, and the same privacy protections built in; the Librem 5 USA adds a highly controlled secure supply chain.

For Security Enthusiasts and Enterprise

The Librem 5 USA is designed for individuals or organizations who:

  1. Have a hard requirement for where components are manufactured and sourced from
  2. Are concerned about hardware backdoors
  3. Need a secure supply chain
  4. Want to trial a USA made smartphone for larger organization adoption

 

Table of Origin

Component
Origin Declaration
Mainboard PCB
USA
Mainboard PCBA
USA
Type-C PCB
USA
Type-C PCBA
USA
Electronics
USA
Chassis
China
Modem PCB
USA
Modem PCBA
USA
Modem Module
Germany
WiFi Card
India
Packaging
USA
Assembly
USA

Librem 5 PCB
Librem 5 PCBA

The Librem 5 USA will have a user-replaceable assembled in USA modem. The Gemalto modem chip itself is supplied from Germany, and we will be manufacturing our premium Gemalto M.2 modems in our USA facility.


Upgrading from Librem 5 to Librem 5 USA

You can upgrade your current Librem 5 order to the Librem 5 USA order and you would not lose your place in line. To do this place an order for Librem 5 USA and discount your current Librem 5 order by using your existing order number as a coupon code during checkout.

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Premium Pre-Order Processed in Parallel

Because we are building the Librem 5 USA from the United States separate from the main Librem 5 fabrication, we will be producing the Librem 5 USA in parallel. That means we will ship Librem 5 USA orders in the existing shipping queue and alongside our existing “Evergreen” Librem 5 batch. Shipping starts in Q3 of 2020.


Secure Supply Chain

We are committed to constantly improving the security of our products. One concern we continue to hear from our customers is over attacks in the hardware and software supply chain. We have written about the importance of protecting the digital supply chain before, and as we grow we continue to find new opportunities to further strengthen the security of our own supply chain including most recently by offering the PureBoot Bundle–tamper-evident firmware straight from our facility and extending it into our anti-interdiction services.

While we continue to improve the security of our Librem laptops, we also recognize that one of the most important computers many people own is their smart phone. This is the device you carry with you everywhere you go and likely has some of your most sensitive and personal data–it’s the device most at risk from a security and privacy standpoint. If there’s any device that should have as secure of a supply chain as possible, it’s a phone.

By tightening the supply chain for the Librem 5 USA, we can oversee each component from the PCBA to the modem.


Competitive chart (privacy, security, freedom)

 
Purism PureOS
Apple iOS
Google Android
User Controls Device
Yes
No
No
Trackers Disabled by Default
Yes
No
No
Privacy Protection By Default
Yes
No
No
Does Not Track You
Yes
No
No
Layered Security Protection
Yes
No
No
User Controlled Source Code
Yes
No
No
Runs GNU+Linux
Yes
No
No
Separates CPU from Cellular Baseband
Yes
No
No
IP-Native Communication First
Yes
No
No
Decentralized Communication by Default
Yes
No
No


Peace of mind with a phone that does not track you

The Librem 5 USA will not wholesale gather your data for profit. It will not lock you into an ecosystem that controls you. It will not require you to enter banking details to simply get an app from an app store.

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User-Replaceable Battery

We believe that you should be able to use your phone as long as you want to. That’s why the Librem 5 USA will include non-soldered, easily serviceable batteries that you can order. Keep your phone as long as you want, save money and help the planet.


Courage, Jack.

We care about your phone working with any headphone or line out without needing you to carry and keep track of yet another adapter dongle that can be lost or found to be incompatible. We have no intention of doing vendor lock-in, and so the Librem 5 USA comes with a standard 3.5mm headphone jack. The Courage Jack.


Lifetime updates that actually extend your phone’s life

When you purchase a Librem 5 USA, you can be confident that we will continue to provide security updates, privacy improvements, bug fixes, and new features… for the lifetime of your device, without compromising performance. Your Librem will stay secure and responsive for years to come. Like a good wine, it will probably get better over time, not worse.

Upon initial shipment of the Librem 5 USA in 2020, it will offer the essentials: phone functionality, email, messaging, voice, camera, browsing. The featureset will expand after shipment and over time to more free software applications. Your user experience will improve as we incrementally add commonly requested applications and features (such as calendaring, notes, calculator, PDF viewer, etc.) while keeping performance in mind.


Bridge the gap with native and HTML5 apps

In addition to its high-performance and tightly integrated “native” applications, the Librem 5 USA phone will be able to run HTML5 (web) applications, which means common applications you use everyday will be available through the web browser. We plan to sandbox and isolate these applications from the OS, so the applications will not be able to have visibility into other running applications or have access to areas that you do not explicitly allow.

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Technical specs

CPUNXP® i.MX 8M Quad core Cortex A53, 64bit ARM @max 1.5GHz (auxiliary Cortex M4)
GPUVivante GC7000Lite
RAM3 GB
Storage32 GB eMMC internal storage
External StoragemicroSD (2TB max)
Screen5.7″ IPS TFT 720×1440
BasebandGemalto PLS8; (see details); nanoSIM tray
WLAN802.11 abgn 2.4GHz/5GHz
BluetoothBluetooth 4
GPSTESEO LIV3 multiconstellation GNSS receiver
NFCNo
DACWolfson Media WM8962
3.5mm jackYes (stereo out and mono microphone in)
LoudspeakerYes
FM RadioNo
Battery3,500mAh, user-replaceable
USBUSB C: USB 3.0 data, PowerDelivery (Dual-Role Port), video out (DisplayPort)
ButtonsPower, volume ± buttons
Kill Switches3 – WiFi, Cellular, Microphone/Cameras (all 3 will turn off GPS)
Accelerometer“9-axis” by ST, LSM9DS1 (gyro, accel, magnetometer)
Ambient light and proximity sensorYes (VCNL4040)
Back Camera13 Mpx with flash LED
Front Camera8 Mpx
Notification LEDYes (RGB LED with PWM control per color)
Smartcard Reader2FF format smart cards (SIM card size)
Haptic MotorYes
More About the Librem 5check out the all the phone specs and more.