Librem 5 — Promise Delivery Chart

Status   Promise (Upgrade) Notes
:white_check_mark: Phone will definitely be built
:white_check_mark: :hourglass: DevKits will be built / shipped delayed
:white_check_mark: Release DevKit schematics blog
:white_check_mark: Release Phone schematics released!
:question: Release Case schematics promised for around Evergreen
:x: :x: Phone delivery Q1/Q2 2019
:x: Phone delivery Aspen / Q3 beginning of shipment, internal only
:white_check_mark: :hourglass: Phone delivery Birch / Q4 shipped, last day of window (Nov 26th)
:white_check_mark: Phone delivery Chestnut / Q4 shipped ~ Dec 20thChestnut HW Changes
:x: :hourglass: Phone delivery Dogwood Q1, April 2020 Corona delay
:white_check_mark: Phone delivery Dogwood August 2020 Dogwood Update 3
:x: :hourglass: Phone delivery Evergreen Q2, August 2020 Corona delay
:hourglass::hourglass: Phone delivery Evergreen November 2020~~ In progress
:question: EU Reseller in progress
Certification, Capabilities, Design Goals
:white_check_mark: FCC / CE Markings Certification received (discussion)
:white_check_mark: FSF free distribution compliant approved, 100% free software, no RT-firmw.
:ballot_box_with_check: :ballot_box_with_check:

(FSF Respects Your Freedom compliant)

•  considerable investments for FSF RYF:
approval pending

custom RF chip firmware
RAM training hurdle
:white_check_mark: Runs PureOS / Gnome videos: yt,
:white_check_mark: Runs Plasma Mobile video
:white_check_mark: Runs UBports status, video
:white_check_mark: Can make calls early demo
:white_check_mark: Can send SMS early demo
:white_check_mark: Can be used IP-native (e.g. without baseband, Matrix calls via WiFi)
:white_check_mark: Convergence (Desktop mode) 1) 2) 3) 4) 5)
:white_check_mark: No Biometric sensors (snake oil) avoiding security / privacy risks
:white_check_mark: Security focused by design e.g. Modem/WiFi: no DMA, Wayland
:white_check_mark: Does Not Track You PureOS / iOS / Android data leak video
:ballot_box_with_check: Privacy protection by default to be demonstrated
:white_check_mark: Regular Updates on Blog >150 posts, >50 videos
:white_check_mark: Collaboration with Community Developer Resources
:white_check_mark: Collaboration Linux kernel upstreaming: 5.1, 5.2, 5.3, 5.4, 5.5+5.6, 5.8, 5.9+5.10, 5.11, 5.12, 5.13 , Devkit runs on mainline.
:white_check_mark: Collaboration Gnome upstreaming, discussion
:white_check_mark: Collaboration Plasma Mobile
:white_check_mark: Collaboration UBports devices (a bit late)
:white_check_mark: Collaboration Matrix
:question: Collaboration Monero pending
:question: Collaboration Nextcloud
:question: Collaboration GDQuest: Game Tutorials
:white_check_mark: Spec upgrades after campaign end “specs … finalized … after campaign”
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (modular / repair friendly)
:ballot_box_with_check: :ballot_box_with_check: (replacement parts) source
:white_check_mark: Debugging interface via WiFi/BT M.2 slot, PCB test points
:white_check_mark: metal case (Aluminium)
plastic back (better reception)
source (Aluminium: src, src)
:white_check_mark: Power Button
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: Battery 2000 (3500, 3600, 4500mAh) yes… upgraded 3 times
:white_check_mark: battery user replacable
:ballot_box_with_check: :ballot_box_with_check: (smart charge controller) source, source
:ballot_box_with_check: :ballot_box_with_check: (quick charge) likely, according to source
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (power supply), matching buyer’s area (was mentioned, not promissed)
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (USB-C data / power cable)

multifunction port: USB Host, USB Type-C

• USB 3.0 data, PowerDelivery (Dual-Role Port)
• video out (DisplayPort)
• video out (HDMI)

final / confimed

planned upgrade: mainline HDMI
:white_check_mark: CPU separate from Baseband
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: CPU i.MX6 (i.MX8M)
:white_check_mark: GPU Vivante (GC7000 Lite) with Etnaviv upgrade over i.MX6 (GC2000)
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: RAM 3GB LPDDR3 (LPDDR4-3200)
:white_check_mark: Storage 32GB eMMC
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: MicroSD slot (max 2TB) source: spec
:white_check_mark: SIM slot (nanoSIM) (not counting nanoSIM as overdelivery)
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (Smartcard slot) not mentioned in campaign
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (WiFi/BT on replacable M.2 card)
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: WiFi 802.11 (abgn 2.4GHz / 5GHz)
:white_check_mark: Bluetooth 4
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: 5" Display (5.7")
:white_check_mark: high resolution screen ~220 DPI, 720x1440
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (dimmable) Improvements to Light Levels
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: Camera, front/back (8MP / 13MP)
:white_check_mark: Flash flash light quick setting
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (Earphones) never mentioned, seen in Birch
:white_check_mark: Headphone + Microphone Jack (3.5mm) 4-pole CTIA/AHJ stereo + mono mic
:white_check_mark: Microphone
:white_check_mark: Speaker
:white_check_mark: Volume controls
:white_check_mark: 3G and 4G modem
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (baseband on replacable M.2 card)
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (5 baseband modems available:
  3xBroadMobi (North America, Europe, AsiaPacific)
  2x Gemalto Thales PLS-8 (US / EU))
recently added: T1 for Australia / Asia Pacific as promised
:white_check_mark: KillSwitches: Cam/Mic, WiFi/BT, Baseband
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (KillSwitches for Sensors) LockDown mode
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
(GNSS: GPS/Galileo/Glonass/BeiDou/QZSS)
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: GNSS separate, functional in offline mode (modem off, WiFi/BT off)
:white_check_mark: Accelerometer
:white_check_mark: Gyroscope
:white_check_mark: Compass (Magnetometer) rather clarification
:white_check_mark: Ambient Light
:white_check_mark: Proximity upstreamed
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (RGB status LED)
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: (haptic motor / vibration)
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:
(Completely Newly Developed Software):
•  Phosh, Phoc, Squeekboard, Kings Cross
e.g. August Update,
phosh 0.0.4, …
:white_check_mark: Software: Mail Geary GUADEC 2019 :film_projector: 24:35
progress 2020-11
:white_check_mark: Software: Messaging Chatty” (codename, renamed GNOME Chats)
:white_check_mark: :hourglass_flowing_sand: Software: Voice calls working
:white_check_mark: :hourglass_flowing_sand: Software: Camera Working: [1], [2], [3]
:white_check_mark: Software: Browser Web video
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: Software: PDF viewer (on shipment) Evince video
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: Software: Notes (on shipment) Xournal video
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: Software: Calculator (on shipment) Gnome Calculator video
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark:

(Additional Apps functional on shipment):
• GEdit • Drawing • Image Viewer
• Podcasts • Lollypop Music Player
• Clock/Timer • Disk Utility • Archive Manager
• Password Safe, Settings Center
• Torrent • CryptoCurrency tracker
• DOSBox • OpenTTD • Animatch • Aisleriot
app compatibility chart

Runs on Librem 5 videos:
YouTube (all 30+) (privacy-minding)
Chronology (full list at the bottom)
  (Additional Apps functional end Q4 2019):
• Terminal (Kings Cross)
• Software Center
• Usage Monitor
• Calculator
• GNOME Help
• Reversi
app compatibility chart (outdated)

  (Additional Apps, lists):
mobile optimized apps
mobile optimized apps, 3rd party
PureOS default apps (not all necessarily mobile optimized, but suitable for convergence mode)


Symbol Meaning Stats
:x: not delivered 4
:question: unclear / pending ~ 7
:ballot_box_with_check: needs confirmation 8
:hourglass: delayed delivery 3
( :white_check_mark: ) partially delivered 2
:white_check_mark: delivered 42 (ok… ~52)
:white_check_mark: :white_check_mark: over-delivered 26…30
Stats are approximate / illustrative,
as there's no definitive way to count / weigh these.
However, I insist on 42. ;)

Promises gathered from Original campaign page - (Collaborations: see Chronology)
Specs What are the phone specs?
Sources Librem 5 — Development Chronology (if not directly linked)

Very nice post for everyone who wants to believe they were lied to. Just for clarification - what is the source of what you consider a promise?
Edit: I see you added it


he strikes again ! nicely done for a friday night. some people need reassurance. i personally don’t. i knew exactly what i was signing up for from the beginning. i just feel i was late to the “party” though i knew i could have been way “late”.

listening to - “Die Tänzerin, Polka française, Op. 227” - while foruming is a nice relaxation for me. have a good night !


So I can speak to the Monero bit a little. While I’m not the point person in the Monero community for interfacing with Purism this is something that I have followed intensely because I would love to spend XMR whenever and wherever. The last meta workgroup public discussion we had about this I had raised concerns around the Librem Pay et al apps being mentioned in the Librem One reveal blog post, but no mention of Monero w/ respect to Librem Pay

rehrar ended up talking to Todd on 2019/05/15 and I quote from rehrar:

In short, Purism is super excited about Monero still, and don’t really care for any other cryptocurrencies because Monero matches their philosophy on right to privacy built in and by default. Especially with their Librem Pay, where he confirmed the idea that people will be able to pay everyday merchants using Monero integrated through their service.
They want to see the application be adaptive, to work on desktop and mobile depending on size

So if anyone has any questions, feel free to ping myself or rehrar or dsc on #monero-community on freenode, but the short of it is, yes it’s still happening, abet in the preliminary stages and I’ll continue to nip at the heels of the relevent GUI folk (and contribute localization myself) to make sure it does get followed through.

Edit: Namely we’re still waiting I think for Purism to point us at the Librem Pay repo so we can start to think out the UX and flesh out the Monero aspect of it.


I’m happy to work with you @xmrscott to get this into PureOS and on the laptop and phone. I’ll jump on IRC and ping you there too. I can only second your paraphrase from rehrar and Todd - Purism is very interested in Monero and we want to bring it to the phone.

  1. This post is awesome.
  2. I can confirm we are in discussions with the FSF on RYF certification on another product at the moment (Librem Key). We will also discuss RYF with the phone and hopefully that will be easier and fast because we will have gone through the process once already.

So just to confirm, Bluetooth works on the L5 but not on the laptops?

Hmmm. I can see someone asking for the capability to tether the phone to the laptop (via WiFi or USB) and then remote serve Bluetooth-connected devices from the phone to the laptop. :slight_smile:

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Could we have the table of the promises and delivered in some web page separated from the thread discussion, for bettet printing etc.? Thanks

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Yes. See the “custom firmware” reference on RYF in the table.

As you probably know, it can be made to work, but not in an FSF compliant way yet. However, they are working on that, too.
See Nicoles comments from first to last.

@guru most browsers support selecting a text range before opening the print dialog (print selection). Does that work for you?
I made an image version on Twitter, in case you like that better.
Should also add that image to my toot, maybe :thinking:


This post is really cool :slight_smile:


The Librem 5 is really cool :slight_smile:
And so are the dudes and dudettes making it possible.
Happy to show some support :heart_eyes:


edited 33 times already :wink: what a number sheesh


That number is gonna grow in the next few weeks :wink:


I’m 80% lazy and 20% perfectionist. I forgot about the lazy part, as I believe in this project :wink:

Sounds… well… promising! :heart_eyes:


Some days ago I re-discovered this awesome interview with Todd on Monero. He’s really convinced of it. If anybody is interested in the details, watch this, especially the second half.


I read the latest blog post as “good chance for mainlined HDMI support”, so I added that as potential over-delivery.
Keep rocking, Purism!


By now, not only do we have confirmed the case is metal (main and back), we also know it’s aluminium.
Also, the latest pictures in the gallery (in contrast to the early ones) have visible power and volume buttons, so I marked these as confirmed :slight_smile:

Also noteworthy: link click stats:
Most interesting topics

  • 60 - EU reseller (take note, Purism :wink: )
  • 34 - Plasma Mobile
  • 26 - Does Not Track You
  • 21 - GNSS details (GPS/Galileo/Glonass/BeiDou/QZSS)
  • 21 - quick charge
  • 19 - Convergence
  • 18 - UBports
  • 14 - RYF / FSF approval
  • 14 - replacement parts
  • 12 - T1 modem for Australia
  • 11 - CE Markings
  • 11 - blog updates

I thought only the sides of the case were metal?!$

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Somehow this link doesn’t work for me.
See the sources I linked in the table for Aluminium. Purism tooted the back is also Aluminium.


This is what the link shows,