October 28, 2020

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Samsung Galaxy A Quantum launched with a QRNG Chip to ensure Data Security; it will cost you $530

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Samsung Galaxy A Quantum launched with a QRNG Chip to ensure Data Security

The issue of security has been of much concern among smartphone users. Samsung and South Korean operator SK Telecom have now come up with a phone to address this. The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is the world’s first smartphone with a quantum solution to increase security.

The Galaxy A Quantum uses a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG), developed by SK Telecom’s Switzerland-based subsidiary, ID Quantique. The QRNG chip used is the SKT IDQ S2Q000. It should increase the security of mobile communication. According to the manufacturers, it does this by generating random numbers based on quantum encryption technology. This, in turn, allows you to create reliable, unpredictable keys.

SKT IDQ S2Q000 Chip

According to the operator, when a service requires identification and certification, the Galaxy A Quantum will let them use “quantum encryption”. This includes mobile payments.

Samsung Galaxy A Quantum Specifications

The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is based on the Galaxy A71 5G model. It sports a 6.7-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED screen with a Full HD+ resolution. The display has a punch-hole which houses the device’s 32MP selfie camera. The phone also uses an in-screen fingerprint reader.

Around the back, the Galaxy A Quantum sports a quad-camera setup, comprising a 64MP main shooter, a 12MP ultra-wide camera, a 5MP macro unit, and a 5MP depth sensor. The phone runs Android 10-based One UI and is powered by a 4,500mAh battery with support for 25W fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A Quantum Price and Availability

The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum comes in a single memory configuration with 8GB of RAM and 128GB of internal storage and is priced at KRW649,000 (about $530). The phone is available in three color options – Black, Silver, and Blue, It will be up for pre-order in South Korea from May 15 and go on sale from May 22.

Author: Vincent Abolarin

Vincent is an Electrical Engineer and smartphone enthusiast. Anything about smartphones, count him in!

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