When will librem 5 start shipping?

In my experience working at a software firm, everything always takes longer than expected and nothing is truly ready even when it gets shoved out the door, so I don’t expect that Purism will be very specific about the ship date up to the last minute when it starts shipping.


The intro pricing seems to have gone away. That might be a good sign.

I get that.
Just to clarify what I meant.
In some form they should have expected ship date. Say, while ordering it today at the full price, they should have more specific estimated shipping date. At least that’s what most serious OEMs do.
We’ll see

I would be surprised if they’d ship before the second half of September. And I expect to get mine in October.
And they gain nothing by now stating Sep 10th and then having to postpone it to Sep 20th.


I guess I was wrong. I expected them to have it available to really “order” today and no company leaves you uncertain when you are getting the product.
Even though, the price is 699, it still shows “pre-order”. So, they don’t have to be as specific.
It’s just strange how they went about it. We are having 3rd “pre-order” now.


there will be a poll first - but it seems that the poll is not yet finalized.


Well, would be nice to know when I will most likely have to pay an extra 120 Bucks for taxes.

I seem to recall the early preorder price would remain until general availability of the phone. Since the price went up one can only assume the first batch is already enroute to customers.

Except for the module issue.

That’s what I kinda expected.
But, they never changed “pre-order” status into “order”. Also, no more details about the hardware, instead of posting the actual picture of the phone , they reverted it to the old mock up and left Q3 as estimated shipping.
None of these indicates that the device is finished , let alone being packaged and shipped.
Don’t wanna make a full 180 here, but it seems like best case they start shopping mid to late September.

And one more [crucial] fact
Since the final decision on baseband modem was made just recently, in the announcement it’s said that there are 2 options, which will be offered to chose from prior to shipment. So, original backers would-be already receiving emails , asking them what modem they would like installed.


They seem to be a little bit slow when it comes to updating the store pages and such. They’re still using the original mockup render, for example, and even well past midnight on the first of this month, the price had not yet been updated and it was still available for $649 until later that day. They also didn’t update the specs on the store very quickly after announcing the finalized specifications.

I would love to get more frequent updates regarding the hardware and how things are progressing in general, but I’m sure we’ll get something with the upcoming monthly update if nothing else.

We’re only one month into Q3 anyway.


It’s still “preorder” for me :



Ok you’re right. I only looked at these two pages:



But even there now I see that not as a button but in the text it states ‘pre-order’

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Now, that we have another set of hideous tariffs announced for all goods from China (I think 20%), including electronic parts and cell phones, I’m worried that Purism is gonna get hit really hard.
First, for all the placed orders (can’t charge ppl retroactively) and later be forced to raise the price, which is already too high for most at this point (699). They probably won’t raise it, but it means they gonna lose expected profits…

In theory they should have gotten (by now) the parts needed for at the very least the first shipment of phones. If they haven’t. Well things will get ugly thanks to Emperor Cheeto.


That’s what I was hoping for - at least first batches to be ready for assembly here in US.

If it’s any consolation, that will probably apply across a vast array of tech goods, not just those sold by Purism, since so much is made in China these days.

Well, then they need to ship directly to Germany and assemble it there - even better :wink:

Of course. The problem is that small companies like Purism can’t absorb it like the big corporations.

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Ok so my 5 year old phone died, it was a Nokia 1520.3 and was on Windows mobile 10. I really really need my preorder (since Feb) phone soon or I will be force to get something else. Hell no to android and IOS but if i have I feel so handycapped. I know they want the librem 5 to be right leaving the gate, I really need this soon.