Samsung Galaxy A Quantum Official Introduction
Samsung and SK Telecom today launched the Galaxy A Quantum in South Korea, the world’s first 5G smartphone with a Quantum Random Number Generator (QRNG) chipset and exclusive to the SK Telecom network. The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is the renamed Galaxy A71 5G and is priced at KRW 649,000 (about ₹39,900), opening pre-orders this Friday.
The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum will be available for pre-order starting tomorrow. The phone will go on sale in South Korea on May 22. Those who book the phone will be eligible to receive the Galaxy Buds wireless headset for free.
The handset uses the SKT IDQ S2Q000 QRNG chipset developed by ID Quantique, a Swiss subsidiary of SK Telecom, which enhances the device’s security by generating random numbers and creating unpredictable security keys through quantum cryptography.
The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum features a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Full HD+ resolution and on-display fingerprint reader, and a quad-camera setup on the back, including a 64MP main camera, 12MP ultra-wide-angle camera, 5MP macro camera, and 5MP depth sensor. The smartphone comes with a 32MP selfie camera on the front.
The phone runs the Android 10-based One UI 2.0 system. The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum is equipped with an Exynos 980 processor, 8GB of RAM, 128GB of storage and a microSD card slot, its connectivity features include GPS, 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB-C type port and a 3.5mm headphone jack, and comes with a 4500mAh battery that supports 25W fast charging.
The Samsung Galaxy A Quantum comes with Samsung Pay and QRNG chipset and the phone will be available in black, blue, and silver.
How does work QRNG chipset on Galaxy A Quantum?
The SKT IDQ S2Q00 is the world’s smallest QRNG chipset (2.5mm x 2.5mm) that uses LEDs and CMOS image sensors to create truly random numbers with unpredictable patterns. CMOS image sensors are used to capture the image noise emitted by quantum randomness LEDs.
QRNG chipset enhances the security of various applications such as SK Pay, T ID login, and Initial. T ID for login to various online services including 11th Street, FLO, T Map, T membership, Wavve, Who, and more, which has been used by over 19 million customers.
Not only that, but the quantum random number generation chip will automatically recover to generate a new password again if it detects a fault, and there is said to be no technology available to crack this encryption scheme.
Initial is a blockchain mobile e-authentication service that can be used to issue and submit a variety of personal certifications without the need to replicate real personal certifications, and SK Telecom plans to expand the use of QRNG chipsets and enhance security in the future to provide additional services.