Despite having seen previous Linux based phones that have floundered, Purism (Manufacturers of Librem Laptops running PureOS, their own brand of Linux with a strong focus on security) have successfully crowdfunded development of a new Linux phone – the Librem 5.

Librem 5 promises to offer unprecedented security and the ability to run most mainstream Linux applications via Pure OS – supporting external monitors and input devices also.

The catch? Librem 5 is not scheduled for release before January 2019.