Discover the Librem 5

A Security and Privacy Focused Phone.

The Librem 5 represents the opportunity for you to take back control and protect your private information, your digital life through free and open source software, open governance, and transparency. The Librem 5 is a phone built on PureOS, a fully free, ethical and open-source operating system that is not based on Android or iOS (learn more about why this is important).

By purchasing a Librem 5 phone you are supporting a future of digital privacy, invested in supporting an open, community-driven environment. Vote with your wallet to support a future safe from digital exploitation and create a secure and respectful environment for you, your children and society as a whole.

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This phone was made with you in mind

This device is for anybody and everybody interested in protecting his/her data, communicating privately to your loved ones, or supporting a future of protecting your digital rights.

Parents
You will love the Librem 5 because it will allow you to communicate with your child, while having peace of mind that they are not being compromised or tracked without your permission.

Developers
You will love the Librem 5 because it will allow you to control your software and the freedom to really own the hardware you rightfully purchased.

Enterprises, Businesses and organizations of all sizes
You will love the Librem 5 because it will allow you to have a security focused phone that is immune to common threats and protects your intellectual property and sensitive data by default.

CTOs/CIOs/IT and technology enthusiasts in general
You will love the Librem 5 because all the source code is available for audit, and you can tightly integrate whatever configuration the corporation requires.


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 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.


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 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 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, 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 in 2019, 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 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.


Decentralized encrypted communications

The Librem 5 will be the first ever Matrix-powered smartphone, natively using end-to-end encrypted decentralised communication in its dialer and messaging app.

Matrix is an open ecosystem for interoperable encrypted communication, supporting a rapidly growing community of over 2 million users for VoIP and Slack-style messaging. Allowing you to easily communicate securely to any Internet connected device, including iOS, Android, Windows, OSX, or GNU+Linux machines. Having a native communication suite which allows for Calling, Text Messaging, Group Messaging, and Video Calling is the future of communication.


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
BasebandOption 1: Gemalto PLS8; Option 2: Broadmobi BM818; (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
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