Working with South Korean mobile carrier SK Telecom, Samsung to launch a new smartphone, the Galaxy A Quantum.
The phone is actually a renamed Galaxy A71 5G and gets additional hardware.
The additional hardware embedded in the mobile phone is the security chip QRNG (quantum random number generator) SKT IDQ S2Q000.
As the name suggests, these chips can be relied upon to secure sensitive data on mobile phones through encryption process, making it harder to hack.
This encryption process relies on Quantique ID (IDQ) quantum cryptographic technology.
The IDQ is one of the subsidiaries of SK Telecom with a focus in the field of cryptographic solutions based in Switzerland.
SKT IDQ S2Q00 is the world’s smallest QRNG chipset with a 2 mm x 3.5 mm dimension. These chipsets can create completely random numbers with unpredictable patterns.
This QRNG Chipset can enhance the security of various financial applications in South Korea such as SK Pay, T ID login, and Initial.
In South Korea, the T ID app is used to sign in to various online services. This service is used by more than 19 million customers.
While Initial is a blockchain service used to issue and transmit a variety of private certifications.
SK Telecom itself since the beginning indeed plans to expand the use of the QRNG chipset and increase security for more services in the future.
Apart from the security features, the specifications of Galaxy A Quantum are identical to the Galaxy A71 5G.
The deprecated System-on-Chip (SoC) is Exynos 980 and is combined with 8GB of RAM and 128 GB of internal memory.
There are five cameras attached to this 6.7 inch mobile phone, consisting of four rear cameras (64 MP, 12 MP, 5 MP, 5 MP) and one front camera (32 MP) loaded in a punch hole hole.
Other supporting features include the Android 10 operating system overlaid by One UI 2.0, support for 5G connectivity, NFC, and a battery capacity of 4,500 mAh, as compiled from SamMobile.
Galaxy A Quantum will be available exclusively to SK Telecom Mobile service users.
The phone is sold for 649,000 won. The phone can be ordered in its home country from 15 May tomorrow, or one week before it was released on May 22.