Purism introduced at this time that it has began manufacturing a particular model of their Librem 5 Linux-powered smartphone that's being constructed in the US to handle provide chain safety considerations.

It's a recognized proven fact that Purism has achieved all the pieces they may to make the Librem 5 probably the most safe and personal smartphone available on the market, however the reality of the matter that it's not constructed in the United States of America won’t please some clients.

As such, the corporate, which is understood for their security- and privacy-focused Linux-based laptops and telephones, is now providing a particular Librem 5 model manufactured in the US, with parts made in the USA, in the identical US facility the place the Librem 5 devkits and Librem Key had been constructed.

"Having a secure auditable US based supply chain including parts procurement, fabrication, testing, assembly, and fulfillment all from within the same facility is the best possible security story," mentioned Todd Weaver, Founder and CEO of Purism. "By moving the supply chain into the same facility complex as our assembly and fulfillment center, we can directly oversee each stage of the production."

Available for pre-order at this time, ships in Q3 2020

Purism famous the truth that the Librem 5 USA version of the Linux-based smartphone is a premium model that ought to solely be purchased by clients who’re concerted in regards to the {hardware} provide chain, or those that wish to help the corporate's makes an attempt to increase their US operations.

Therefore, the Librem 5 USA version will price a minimum of $1,999 USD, and it may be pre-order beginning at this time from Purism's on-line retailer alongside the common model of Librem 5, which sells for $699 USD. All pre-orders will likely be shipped beginning Q3 2020, and current Librem 5 orders will be shifted to the Librem 5 USA version with out shedding your home in line.