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Librem5 phone first batch

September 27, 2019 — BarryK

The first batch of Librem5 phones has been manufactured. This is their first iteration, somewhat larger than the planned final version to allow for some experimentation, for example with the antenna.

I have posted a few times about this phone, for example:

Purism announcement:


And here is an FAQ about the first batch:

I had gone off this phone, in favour of the Pinephone, as the Librem5 did not have a modem with frequencies suitable for Australia. However, they have just announced that they will be supporting the BM818 modem -- this has a "T1" variant that supports the B28 band that we require for Telstra. However, it is not yet known whether the phone will support the T1 variant. I suppose one problem will be the antenna design, to handle all the different frequencies. 

EDIT 2019-10-04:
Here is a video, showing using phone, first batch:  

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