Samsung Galaxy A Quantum Launched With Quantum Encryption Technology

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Samsung and SK Telecom of South Korea jointly launched quantum encryption technology equipped Galaxy A Quantum. According to the company, this is the world’s smallest quantum random number generator (QRNG) chipset.

As this chipset comes with this smartphone users can get better data security on the device. This smart chipset is developed by SK Telecom’s Switzerland-based subsidiary ID Quantique.

Samsung Galaxy A Quantum overview

Samsung Galaxy A has a 6.5-inch Infinity-O Super AMOLED display having a resolution of 1080×2400 pixels. This comes with a standard 60 Hz refresh rate. The display features a hole-punch providing space for the selfie camera. Corning Gorilla Glass 3 protection is available to protect the display.

Galaxy A Quantum houses a quad rear camera setup having 64 MP primary camera with f/1.8 aperture, a 12 MP ultrawide camera with f/2.2 aperture, a 5 MP macro camera with f/2.4 aperture and 5 MP depth sensor with f/2.2 aperture. The cameras are aligned in an L-shaped design. For selfies, this phone has a 32 MP primary sensor with an f/2.2 aperture on the front.

You would get an under-display fingerprint sensor in this phone. It comes with a whole new back panel design with two color combinations. It measures 162.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm and weighs 185 grams.

This smartphone is powered by the Exynos 980 QRNG security chipset and runs on One UI 2.0 based on Android 10.

This is also the world’s first 5G smartphone equipped with a QRNG chipset.

According to SK Telecom QRNG chipset provides better security in authentication and payments on this smartphone by generating unpredictable and patternless random numbers. The chipset also has a CMOS image sensor. This detects photons emitted by an LED flashlight to generate unpredictable random numbers.

Galaxy A Quantum equipped with 8GB RAM and 128GB of onboard storage. You can also expand the storage through a MicroSD card.

For connectivity, this smartphone includes include USB Type-C port, 3.5mm audio jack, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi, GPS, A-GPS, NFC, infrared (IR) blaster, and more.

This smartphone is backed by a massive 4,500 mAh battery and supports 25W fast charging.

Samsung Galaxy A Quantum full specifications

NETWORK

Technology

GSM / HSPA / LTE / 5G

LAUNCH

Announced

2020, May 14

Status

Coming soon. Exp. release 2020, May 22

BODY

Dimensions

162.5 x 75.5 x 8.1 mm (6.40 x 2.97 x 0.32 in)

Weight

185 g (6.53 oz)

Build

Glass front (Gorilla Glass 3), plastic back, plastic frame

SIM

Nano-SIM

DISPLAY

Type

Super AMOLED Plus capacitive touchscreen, 16M colors

Size

6.7 inches, 108.4 cm2 (~88.3% screen-to-body ratio)

Resolution

1080 x 2400 pixels, 20:9 ratio (~393 ppi density)

Protection

Corning Gorilla Glass 3

PLATFORM

OS

Android 10, One UI 2

Chipset

Exynos 980 (8 nm), QRNG security chipset

CPU

Octa-core (2×2.2 GHz Cortex-A77 & 6×1.8 GHz Cortex A55)

GPU

Mali-G76 MP5

MEMORY

Card slot

microSDXC (dedicated slot)

Internal

128GB 8GB RAM

 

UFS 2.1

MAIN CAMERA

Quad

64 MP, f/1.8, 26mm (wide), 1/1.72″, 0.8µm, PDAF
12 MP, f/2.2, 12mm (ultrawide)
5 MP, f/2.4, 25mm (macro), 1/5.0″, 1.12µm
5 MP, f/2.2, (depth)

Features

LED flash, panorama, HDR

Video

[email protected], [email protected]/240fps, [email protected]; gyro-EIS

SELFIE CAMERA

Single

32 MP, f/2.2, 26mm (wide), 1/2.8″, 0.8µm

Features

HDR

Video

[email protected]

SOUND

Loudspeaker

Yes

3.5mm jack

Yes

COMMS

WLAN

Wi-Fi 802.11 a/b/g/n/ac, dual-band, Wi-Fi Direct, hotspot

Bluetooth

5.0, A2DP, LE

GPS

Yes, with A-GPS, GLONASS, GALILEO, BDS

NFC

Yes

Radio

No

USB

2.0, Type-C 1.0 reversible connector, USB On-The-Go

FEATURES

Sensors

Fingerprint (under display, optical), accelerometer, gyro, proximity, compass

 

ANT+

BATTERY

 

Non-removable Li-Po 4500 mAh battery

Charging

Fast charging 25W

MISC

Colors

Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube Sliver, Prism Cube Blue

Price

About 500 EUR

This smartphone is available in Prism Cube Black, Prism Cube Sliver, Prism Cube Blue color options.

Samsung Galaxy A Quantum 8GB RAM + 128GB only storage variant price is set at KRW 640,000 (roughly Rs. 39,000). Pre-orders of the phone will be started on May 15 and May 21. It will go on sale in South Korea on May 22. There is no official announcement on global availability.

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