A first of its kind Samsung Galaxy A Quantum was launched alongside the SK Telecom of South Korea.
The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is the very first 5G smartphone to have a quantum random number generator (QRNG) chipset. Dubbed as the SKT IDQ S2Q000, which was created by a company called ID Quantique, a subsidiary of SK Telecom that’s based on Switzerland.
Using a quantum encryption technology, the SKT IDQ S2Q000 chipset improves the device’s data security by generating ultra random numbers to make really unique security keys.
The chipset uses LED and CMOS image sensors to generate random number combinations. These numbers are then used in mobile payments, account passwords, and more.
As for the rest of the specs, the Samsung Galaxy A Quantum basically borrows the hardware of the Galaxy A71 5G. It comes with an Exynos 980 5G processor, and a 6.7-inch FHD+ screen with a punch-hole on the middle for the 32-megapixel selfie camera.
On the back we have a quad camera setup led by a 64-megapixel main shooter and 12-megapixel ultra-wide. Keeping the lights on is a 4,500mAh battery.
The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum will be available in South Korea for a price of KRW649,000 (~Php26,700) starting May 22. Since it’s been developed by the country’s SK Telecom, it’s not clear if it will arrive in other markets outside South Korea.
Samsung Galaxy A Quantum Specs
- Android 10, One UI 2.0
- Dual SIM, Dual Standby
- 6.7-inch Infinity-O FHD+ Super AMOLED display, 2400 x 1080 pixel resolution, ~392ppi
- 2.2GHz octa-core processor
- SKT IDQ S2Q000 quantum security chipset
- 8GB RAM
- Adreno 618 GPU
- 128GB internal storage, expandable via microSD up to 1TB
- 32-megapixel front camera, f/2.2
- 64-megapixel (f/1.8) + 12-megapixel (f/2.2) + 5-megapixel (macro) + 5-megapixel (depth sensor) rear cameras, LED flash
- In-display fingerprint scanner, Face unlock
- 4G LTE
- WiFi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band
- Bluetooth 5.0
- GPS, A-GPS
- USB Type-C
- Dimensions: 162.7 x 75.5 x 8.1mm
- Weight: 185g
- Colors: Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube Blue, Prism Cube Silver
- 4,500mAh non-removable battery, 25W Super Fast Charging