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Librem5 Phone

Two early batches (Birch and Chestnut) of Librem 5 are already in the hands of backers and developers. Another batch, Dogwood, is expected in March 2020 and then a mass produced one, Evergreen, in Q2 2020.

Hardware components

Component Hardware Comments
SoC iMX8M Quad CPU * The non-free DDR4 controller firmware is handled by a M4 core present in the SoC and will be on a separate flash chip (so Replicant won't have to redistribute it).
* The bootloader (u-boot + ATF) is going to be fully free and redistributable by Replicant.
GPU Vivante GC7000Lite * Supported in mainline Mesa by etnaviv driver.
Display 5.7″ 720x1440 display
Memory 3GB RAM LPDDR4-3200
Storage 32GB eMMC
microSD slot
Wireless Redpine RS9116 802.11abgn 2.4 Ghz / 5Ghz + Bluetooth 5 & BLE * Firmware loaded from an on-board flash memory.
* Removable1
Audio Wolfson Media WM8962
Baseband Gemalto PLS8 or Broadmobi BM818 on replaceable M.2 card * Single SIM.
* Both modems use QMI and AT.
* Connected via USB and I2S.
* On-modem GNSS receiver has disabled antenna.
* Removable1
GPS TESEO LIV3F multiconstellation GNSS receiver * NMEA over UART
Motion sensor STmicroelectronicts LSM9DS1
ALS/proximity Vishay VCNL4040
Smartcard 3FF format smart cards * Early batches use 2FF format card.
TODO:
* How is it connected?
* What Android frameworks exist for smartcards?
Back Camera w/LED flash 1/3" 13Mpx CMOS sensor, S5K3L6XX; 4224×3136 active pixels;
30fps @4K, 60fps @FHD, 120fps @HD; focusing range: 10cm - ∞ @AF; FOV: 81.5°
* No drivers yet.
Front Camera 1/4" 8Mpx CMOS sensor, YACG4D0C9SHC; 3264×2448 active pixels;
30fps @QUXGA, 60fps @FHD (Crop), 90fps @HD; focusing range: 28.9-65.0cm; FOV: 83.3°
* No drivers yet.
USB USB-C functions handled by TPS65982
Charging handled by TI BQ25895
Battery monitored by MAX17055
* USB-C connector for: PD charging, USB 3.0 client and host function, DisplayPort
* Doesn't require non-free firmware to use the video out (via USB-C DisplayPort alt-mode).

References

1 from #purism: 23:16 < MrChromebox> GNUtoo: yes, they are removable/replaceable, that's a design feature not likely to change
fn2. See the Librem-5-6-980x735.jpg picture in the Arstechnica article from January 2020

Other infos

Hardware reference documentation: https://developer.puri.sm/Librem5/Hardware_Reference.html
Schematics: https://source.puri.sm/Librem5/l5-schematic/
Batches information: https://puri.sm/posts/librem-5-shipping-announcement/
Final specifications: https://puri.sm/posts/librem-5-smartphone-final-specs-announced
Shop product page: https://shop.puri.sm/shop/librem-5/

See also

Updated by Denis 'GNUtoo' Carikli about 2 months ago · 20 revisions