Fasten your seatbelts as you can get your hands on Librem 5 Linux Phones starting from the 24th of this month.
For those of you who haven’t yet discovered this series of phones, let FOSSLinux be your Google for today. Powered by Purism, the Librem 5 phones are based on one of the Linux-based, mobile operating systems, particularly PureOS. Another selling point of these phones is that they focus on the freedom, privacy, and security of its users. So, if you want a phone that you have complete control over, Librem 5 Linux Phones might just be the right choice for you.
If we’ve made you excited about Librem 5, you’re in for a treat as their shipping is to start from 24th of September. Shipping of the new phones will take place in iterations with the quality of the product getting better with each shipping iteration. You can preorder today the phone at $699 USD.
Considering this, the makers have allowed its users to select later shipping batches so that they can get better products if they choose to wait. However, it is to note that your initial shipping batch depends on how early you order the phone. Other than that, users also have the freedom to go for the power supply and modem of their choice.
There are currently six shipping batches announced (namely Aspen, Birch, Chestnut, Dogwood, Evergreen, and Fir) with each batch having better software, mechanical design and hardware than its predecessor.
Purism is a company that takes pride in being transparent. Accordingly, we’ve gotten this information about its shipping procedure that we can’t expect from other tech giants that deal with phones.
Purism’s Librem 5 Linux Phones have the potential to do well in the market due to their different target demographic of people who are concerned with their phone’s privacy and security. At the very least, these phones will be able to increase awareness amongst people about how vulnerable their data is. If you have ordered the Librem 5 smartphone, you should check out the official announcement to get to know more about the shipping iterations.