Purism's latest security smartphone, the Librem 5, is set to launch in 2019 and will feature the choice of multiple operating systems. The phone will initially ship with the free open-source operating system PureOS, but can also be powered by KDE Plasma Mobile. Both systems are incredible in their own right, but the Librem 5 also supports the incredibly secure Ubuntu Touch system. This system was originally designed as the mobile-friendly version of the Linux-based operating service and this phone will be the first to use this operating system.
Like Purism's Librem 13 laptops, the Librem 5 will come with hardware switches—this will give users the ability to disable certain parts of the phone, such as the camera, WiFi, Bluetooth and baseband with just a single tap. The capability to turn off hardware feature may sound trivial, but this ability gives the Librem 5 an added layer of security and privacy, especially when used in conjunction with the Ubuntu Touch OS.
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