Samsung and SK Telecom have introduced a new Galaxy A Quantum smartphone. It is the first phone in the world to have a quantum random number generator (QRNG) chipset. This model is available for pre-order from today and will officially go on sale on May 22 with an price of KRW 649,000 which is approximately $ 530.
The unique chip set called SKT IDQ S2Q000 QRNG was developed by the subsidiary SK Telecom’s Switzerland-based subsidiary ID Quantique. “It generators random numbers through quantum-crypto technology and creates secure keys that cannot be predicted, thus enhancing the security of the device.”
- Samsung Galaxy A Quantum got a 6.7-inch Super AMOLED Infinity-O display with Full HD, a fingerprint sensor, a camera with a 64MP, and also a 32MP camera on the front.
- The smartphone is built for Android 10 and is equipped with an Exynos 980 processor, 8GB RAM, 128GB storage, and a microSD card slot.
- As part of the connection options, it has GPS, 5G, LTE, Wi-Fi ac, Bluetooth 5.0, NFC, USB Type-C port, and a 3.5mm headphone jack.
- The battery has a capacity of 4,500mAh and supports fast 25W charging.
Galaxy A Quantum is exceptional mainly due to its QRNG chipset, which increases the security of using applications such as SK Pay, T ID login, and Initial.
About Initial: “Initial is a blockchain mobile electronic certification service that is used to issue and submit various personal certifications without a need to reproduce a physical one.”
According to the information, SK Telecom wants to increase the security also of other services in the future and plans to expand the use of the QRNG chipset also to other models.