Librem 5 A Privacy And Security Centric Linux Smartphone
- I.MX 8 chipset.
- 5 inch Screen.
- Front and rear cameras.
- 3GB DDR3 RAM
- 32GB eMMC backed storage.
- WiFi and Bluetooth.
- MicroSD slot.
- 3.5 mm Microphone Jack.
- USB Type-C support.
- GPS, Accelerometer, Compass & Gyroscope, Ambient Light, and Proximity sensors.
- KIll Switches for Camera, Mic, Network.
The I.MX.8 chipset is the most likely contender to be chosen to power the device.
As we see the Hardware is very similar to any mid-range Android smartphone, though it hasn’t been mentioned as to what camera they’ll be using we can be sure that it will be on par with any other device in the same range.
Nothing new there except for the presence of a kill switch for hardware items like the camera, mic, and networks like the carrier’s, Wi-Fi and even Bluetooth.
The 3 Gigs of RAM may look less on paper but since the device will be running on its own custom made based on Linux, the RAM management will be neat and it wouldn’t be a bottleneck at all.
A detailed amount wise distribution can be found here.
A public release can be expected in the Second quarter of 2019. The Phone will be priced at $599.
The Hardware is decent for a price of $599 but this phone will never be a mass seller.
It will appeal to only a particular sect of users who are willing to trade features offered by android or ios devices in exchange for a secure and privacy oriented mobile solution.Will You Buy this phone? What do you think about it? Let us know in the comment section below.