The Librem 5 is an attempt to create a secure smartphone focused on protecting your privacy. The device is designed to run on a modified version of Linux.

The Librem 5 is a smartphone that will be based on PureOS, a modified version of Linux. So far available in presales form for people who want to support the project as a crowdfunding community. For the company responsible for the production of this device, the security of user data is a priority. They already have a Librem laptop line that also uses the Linuska – PureOS modification. The same system for your phone and notebook? Sounds interesting, but so far Microsoft's similar attempts have ended in failure. The company highlights the advantage of its solution over iOS and Android while pointing out the shortcomings of these systems in terms of security.

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Devices equipped with this system allow the system to disable features such as camera or microphones, and also block user tracking. The phone specification is as follows:
  • I.MX6 / i.MX8 processor (4 cores Cortex-A53 and 2 Cortex-A72)
  • 3 GB of RAM
  • 32 GB per user data
  • USB-C
  • 5 inch screen

An interesting feature of the smartphone is to be able to transform it into a full-fledged desktop , with a mouse, keyboard and monitor. The manufacturer offers several product support options. For $ 20 you will be honored for supporting hardware development. For $ 100 manufacturer offers a shirt, for $ 299 you will receive a developer kit delivered in June 2018, and for $ 599 full version of the phone in January 2019. For $ 1399, the company will provide the phone with a compatible desktop adapter and 24-inch monitor for $ 1699 with the same 30-inch monitor. If you trust more and you decide to donate more, the $ 9999 package includes a pack of 10 The Librem 5 phones, $ 17999 for 10 phones with 10 monitors, and a maximum of $ 19999 for analog phones with 30-inch monitors. . It is no surprise that until now no one has opted to support the project with the highest amounts, but the developers have already collected over 60,000 dollars . Planned to achieve a goal of one and a half million. It's still far away, but the collection will last for 59 days. In my opinion, this is a very interesting initiative aimed at corporate clients in companies that value privacy more than anything else. At retail at this price, I would rather not succeed in its success, especially because it is likely to be lacking in applications typical of the most popular systems on the market. There is a strong competitor for the BlackBerry, which has so far been known for taking care of the safety of its users. What do you think of The Librem 5? Will it succeed? Source: Purism